Create and sustain a Sports Department that fosters an environment of integrity and success encompassing the University community and its stakeholders.

Create and sustain National level programs for men and women that are characterized by comprehensive excellence. Pioneer Panthers is committed to educate, coach, support and inspire all students-athletes to perform at the highest academic and athletic standards while demanding good sportsmanship, ethical behavior, service and personal development.

  • Integrity
  • Strength in community
  • Education of mind, body & spirit
  • Competitive and team spirit
  • Panther pride

The PIONEER PANTHERS TEAM is comprised of both indoor and outdoor Sports. The Sports Department offers several disciplines namely: Soccer, Rugby, Basketball, Volleyball, Hockey, Netball, Badminton, Table tennis, Scrabble, and Chess and Karate.

We have a cabro-paved basketball court in the University compound which is multifunctional. A garden and hall for indoor games. We have a multifunctional soccer pitch a volleyball and netball pitch and a track round for running.


The Pioneer International University Sports Department better known as the PIONEER PANTHERS, is in its 3nd year of serving as an integral part of the institution and surrounding community. Headed by a visionary team with high ambitions of setting up a Center for Sports Excellence in 10 years, the first of its kind in Kenya.

Today, The Sports Department is responsible for provision of recreational and competitive sports for both students and the members of staff in the university. The Department encourages regular mass participation in sports through fun activities as well as intramurals which include inter-year, inter-faculty and staff versus students’ sports competitions. The intramurals build up games and competitions from the baseline to competitive sports in the university.

On competitive performance, the University is affiliated to Kenya University Sports Association (KUSA) Nairobi conference and steadily making its way into the national leagues. The sports department staff continue to be instrumental in identifying and nurturing of talent leading to exemplary performance at the conference and national competitions. Athletes who qualify for university games are exposed immensely to global competitions.

Mr. Nicholas Mwangi, Sports manager.

  • Dr. Edna Gitau                         Sports Director
  • Mr. Nicholas Mwangi             Sports manager
  • Mr. John Bobby Ogolla           Soccer coach
  • Mr. Victor Okello                    Basketball coach
  • Mr Joshua Oude                      Karate coach  
  • Mr Daniel Abok                       Rugby coach