Fans wheel Kenyan charge as team departs for Kampala WXC

Team Kenya pose for a photo session before departing for the IAAF World Cross Country ...
Team Kenya pose for a photo session before departing for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Kampala, Uganda. (PHOTO/Robi Chacha)

A highly potent Team Kenya jetted off for Kampala, Uganda on Friday afternoon accompanied by a massive backing of fans ferried in 8 buses and trailing them on road for a roaring announcement of their arrival at Kampala, Uganda.

The iconic Kololo Independence Grounds will host the 42nd World Cross on Sunday with all eyes set to shift on Kenya who have been a dominant force at the championships along with archrivals Ethiopia.

The two countries have taken a stranglehold of the event since 1981 and descend on the Ugandan capital where more than 550 athletes from 59 countries and one refugee team from South Sudan will take part.

Team Captain Leonard Komon said he was satisfied with the team’s level of preparedness as he backed the home side to fetch all the top honours before them.

“We have had adequate training for the last one month and my expectation as the team captain is to go to Uganda and win all the gold medals there.

“When we get to Uganda later today we plan to have a good rest then proceed to view the course tomorrow,” Komon told Citizen Digital.

Team Manager Evans Bosire thanked the Athletics Kenya (AK) for sending the fans to offer their vocal and moral support for the team.

“The government has done its part in part of sponsoring the team in conjunction with Lotto and the AK,” Bosire said.

Head coach Juma Ndiwa, an 800 metres legend who represented the country in World Championships and Olympics assured the travelling fans of a great show from the Kenyan stars.

-Report by Robi Chacha.

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