National Olympics Committee of kenya (NOC-K) has named Kotecha siblings-Sheil and Snecha- for this year’s Africa Youth Games to be staged in Algiers, Algeria.
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The siblings will make team Kenya in the continental championships that kicks off on August 18th to 28th and will marshal forces with Faith Nyabera and Albert Njogu.
The contingent will be camping at Nairobi club.
Sheil together with others players won the 2018 Davis Cup title and will be hoping to win the maiden continental title.
Team Kenya will field athletes in five disciplines which include; athletics that will have 26 competitors, 2 teams of beach volleyball, hockey comprising of 9 players, 4 tennis players and 4 swimmers.
NOCK on Tuesday appointed retired Kenya Rugby International Humphrey Kayange as Team Kenya’s Chef De Mission for the Games that will be celebrating its third edition.
The team reported residential camp on Tuesday as they gear up in seeking to improve their last edition results.
NOCK has released training venues with the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani hosting athletics, hockey will train at City Park Stadium, Beach Volleyball will have theirs at Strathmore, Tennis at the Nairobi Club while swimmers will train in Mombasa.
The Games, organized under the auspices of ANOCA target athletes of ages between 14 to 18 years old.
The first edition was held in Morocco in 2010 and the second one in Botswana in 2014.
The Africa Youth Games is geared towards the development of the Youth in Africa, inculcate Olympic values amongst the athletes and act as Qualifiers for a number of disciplines to the Youth Olympics, which will be held later this year in Argentina.
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