I’ve crossed the finish line, let’s get the job done – Tergat


Newly elected National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) President Paul Tergat start work at the ...
Newly elected National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) President Paul Tergat start work at the NOCK secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya after the hand-over ceremony on October 04, 2017. Photo/Sportpicha.

Newly elected Nock president Paul Tergat has promised to nurture young talents to help the aspiring athletes realize their professional dreams.

In an interview with Citizen Digital, Tergat who officially took over the reins of leadership at the trouble riddled Nock on Wednesday said, “It (taking over the mantle) is a proud moment that can only be exemplified to crossing the finish line.

“I believe my tenure shall bring a new dawn in our country and those involved shall come together and iron out issues so that the federation can prosper”.

The assumption to power of the 48 year old marks a milestone for Nock which has in the past two years been marred by bickering and scandals regarding the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The soft spoken Tergat has also promised to invest on the youth and other sports so that Kenya does not have to over rely on its track prowess to win medals in major world competitions.

Now officially in charge, only time will tell if he will inject the fresh breadth into sports management and clean out the rot.

At the same time, his predecessor Kipchoge Keino has showered him with praise, voicing his support on Tergat’s ability to bring the desired change.

Newly elected National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) President Paul Tergat start work at the NOCK secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya after the hand-over ceremony on October 04, 2017. Photo/Sportpicha.
Newly elected National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) President Paul Tergat start work at the NOCK secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya after the hand-over ceremony on October 04, 2017. Photo/Sportpicha.

“Through the leadership of the President I believe the standards of the Olympics game will go up. The youth of this country have a lot of talent and you should not let it go down the drain,” Kipchoge said, calling on all the federations to improve  the standards of their respective games.

Report By Edwin Mbare

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