20-year-old student from Egypt taking part in the ongoing All-Africa University Games collapsed on the court mid-way through a basketball game against United States International University of Africa (USIU) at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani Indoor Arena.
Egyptian student passes on at Kasarani Stadium
Authorities have withheld the player's name
According to the authorities, the player, a student of American University of Cairo was immediately rushed to the nearby Ruaraka Uhai Neema Hospital but unfortunately did not make it.
"During the game, the young man jumped and fell on his back. It is believed he sustained injuries on his head. The paramedics who were around then swung into action, rushed him to Ruaraka Uhai Neema Hospital where doctors did their best but unfortunately, he died," said Kasarani OCPD Peter Mwanzo.
The tournament which is held once every two years has come to Kenya for the second time having been held in 1978 and 2014.
The 5-day competition has attracted athletes from 49 universities across 15 African countries participating in over 25 sports disciplines.
The games will be used to qualify Africa’s representative teams for the FISU University World Cup Soccer 2023 for both men and women to be held in Jinjiang, China.