Team Kenya finally in Asaba after Lagos chaos


Team Kenya on board to Asaba after a 48-hour hold-up in Lagos ahead of the ...
Team Kenya on board to Asaba after a 48-hour hold-up in Lagos ahead of the African Athletics Championships. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

In Summary

  • The Kenyan team to the 2018 Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba, Nigeria is finally at the Delta State Capital, where the five day event is scheduled to start on Wednesday afternoon
  • The Kenyan contingent had been stranded in Lagos for close to 48 hours due to lack of a connection flight with airport caught up in three-day backlog web

The Kenyan team to the 2018 Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba, Nigeria is finally at the Delta State Capital, where the five day event is scheduled to start on Wednesday afternoon.

The Kenyan contingent had been stranded in Lagos for close to 48 hours due to lack of a connection flight with airport caught up in three-day backlog web.

“We are here to compete and win as many medals as possible, off course despite the hiccups here and there, and with a large number of people coming to Nigeria. We are still focused on coming out on top because this is a big team.

“All the athletes are saying they are tired, we have taken a lot of time to reach here, but it’s okay, we are here now and ready to struggle. Said William Mbevi, 400m hurdles athlete,” Team Manager Abraham Mutai said.

The team will have little time to prepare with the 100m Men and Women squads taking on the field in the first round, and the Men’s 10,000m final.

Despite the delays and lack of rest and preparations Kenya’s medal prospect still remains high with the first gold expected when Kenneth Kipkemoi, Wilfred Kimitei and Stephen Arita take to the field in the Men’s 10,000m final.

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