Please, have faith in us, Ndiku tells Kenyans ahead of race final


Jonathan Muia Ndiku of Kenya on his way to victory in the Final of the ...
Jonathan Muia Ndiku of Kenya on his way to victory in the Final of the Men's 3000m Steeplechase (PHOTO/IAAF/Getty Images)

In Summary

  • Commonwealth Games 3,000 meters steeplechase defending champion Jonathan Muia Ndiku has called on Kenyans to have confidence in their ability in the Club Games  despite worries of a poor performance at the ongoing competition in Gold Coast, Australia.  
  • Ndiku who is set to take part in the 10,000m final on Friday afternoon believes that more gold will be coming Kenya’s way.

Philip Muchiri, a veteran broadcast journalist, is our lead reporter at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games 3,000 metres steeplechase defending champion Jonathan Muia Ndiku has called on Kenyans to have confidence in their ability in the Club Games despite worries of a poor performance at the ongoing competition in Gold Coast, Australia.

Ndiku who is set to take part in the 10,000m final on Friday afternoon believes that more gold will be coming Kenya’s way.

“Don’t worry.We have only done a quarter. Please, Kenyans relax; we still have 1,500m, 3,000m steeplechase for men, 5,000m for women, our race, 10,000m and also the marathon. The three quarters remaining we are going to prove everyone wrong,”Ndiku told Citizen Digital  in Gold Coast.

Ndiku who won the 3,000m SC title in Glasgow in 2014 before switching to long distance will team up with Josepaht  Bett and Rodgers Kwemoi, in the final set for 12:10 pm Kenyan time.

Rodgers Chumo Kwemoi of Kenya leads the men's 10,000m final ahead of Eritrea's Aron Kifle and Uganda's Jacob Kiplimo at the IAAF World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016 (Getty Images) © Copyright

“I will put all my effort to make sure that I am among those leading when we the bell is sounded then leave the rest to God,” Said Bett, the 2014 10,000m silver medallist.

Ndiku who has a best time of 27:11.23 set in November 2016 in Japan, says the switch from steeplechase to 10,000m has been easy and expects to bag the gold medal for Team Kenya.

“It wasn’t difficult because when I was running the steeplechase I used to train for 5,000m and 10,000m.We did not have facilities at our school for steeplechase .Kenya will also take part in the women’s 800m final and the 3,000m final.

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