26 athletes to represent Kenya in Africa Youth Games

A contingent of 26 track and field athletes will leave the country this Sunday to take part in the third edition of the Africa Youth Games slated for Algeria from 18th through to 28th of this month.

The Africa Youth Games, target athletes aged between 14 to 18 years old.

The first edition was held in Morocco in 2010 and the second one in Botswana in 2014.

Kenya will be represented by among others Francis Cherono in the 3,000m race, Celphine Chespol who is currently with the World Under twenty team in Finland and Edward Zakayo.

Kenya will also be represented in other sports disciplines including Beach Volleyball Hockey, Tennis and Swimming.

During the 2014 edition that was held in Botswana, Kenya finished in the 7th position on medal standings with seven Gold, eleven Silver and seven Bronze medals.

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Meanwhile, three players will not feature for their sides as the Kenya Premier League matches enters week 23 this weekend; after accumulated five yellow cards last weekend.

AFC Leopards midfielder Whyvonne  Isuza, will watch the game against Bandari FC from the stands after collecting his fifth yellow card in their one-nil victory against Sony Sugar FC in Machakos.

Meanwhile, Vihiga United will miss the services of their dependable midfielder, Christopher Masinza, who scored the winner against Wazito FC following his 5th yellow card that rules him out of the game against Ulinzi Stars in Mumias.

At the same time, Sofapaka’s Burundian Moussa Omar, is barred from the fixture against Sony Sugar FC in Awendo.

The defender was shown his 5th yellow card when they defeated Mathare United FC in Machakos last weekend.


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