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Aprot and Kibowott out of Africa team to Mauritius

Former Africa 10,000m champion Alice Nawouna Aprot and Commonwealth Games 3,000m steeplechase bronze medalist Abraham Kibiwot have been ruled out of Senior Africa Athletics championships set for this week in Reduit, Mauritius.

The duo picked injuries while in camps ahead of team depature on Monday evening ahead of the 22nd edition of the continental championships to be staged at the Cote d’Or National Sports Complex.

With the championships set to kick off Wednesday to Sunday. In the absence of Kibiwott, his training mate and former Olympic Games 3,000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto will replace him.

Kipruto will now team up with reigning Olympics bronze medallist Benjamin Kigen and Geoffrey Kirwa.

Aprot with a hip injury won’t be replaced, leaving Purity Komen and Brilliant Jepkorir to battle for Kenyan medals.

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