In Summary
  • Volleyball, boxing and triathlon teams exuded confidence on Monday as they gave details on their preparations, challenges, aspirations and hopes
  • Having found deep divisions in the team, Bitok said he has tried to bring harmony in the team by talking to all the players individually and as a team
  • Africa champion Nick Okoth (lightweight) is one of the boxers Musa will bank on alongside Africa middleweight silver medallist Elizabeth Andiege

Badminton, Judo, Shooting, Table Tennis and beach volleyball teams will be the first to leave the country Tuesday for the 12th African Games scheduled from August 19-31 in Rabat, Morocco.

Badminton and some members of the table tennis teams depart at 10am, judo team leaves at 5:20pm while the rest of the table tennis, shooting and beach volleyball will fly out at midnight.

The next batch comprising boxing, rowing, handball and chess teams are due to depart on Thursday 5:20pm while some members of the women’s volleyball team will leave in batches on Thursday and Friday at 5:20pm respectively.

The teams leave as the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (Nock) delivered the general kit on Monday with the Olympic disciplines set to get their competition kits also from Nock on Tuesday morning.

Wrestling, swimming tae-kwon-do, weightlifting, archery, lawn tennis, kayak and karate will leave on Saturday while athletics team will be the last to depart on Friday next week.

Team Kenya chief executive officer Charles Nyaberi disclosed that the teams will fly out and return via Doha aboard Qatar Airways.

Volleyball, boxing and triathlon teams exuded confidence on Monday as they gave details on their preparations, challenges, aspirations and hopes.

Back from Rwanda where he was for a decade, new national women’s volleyball coach Paul Bitok said his charges have no choice but to defend their title after they lost in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations to Cameroon a month ago in Cairo.

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