NOCK blamed for pulling out of Commonwealth games

By KBC Reporter

National Boxing Federation Chairman John Kameta has accused National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) officials of laziness for failing to support the Kenya youth team to the Commonwealth Youth games set for July this year.

This is after NOCK pulled out of the championship citing lack of funds to support the Kenyan team.

With only three months left before Australia hosts the Commonwealth Youth games from 19th to 23rd July this year, Kenya will not be among over 70 nations that will be represented in the games.

In a letter to all qualified federations, NOCK notified the federations that Kenya will not send a team to the event due to lack of funds.

However, this has raised questions from the national Boxing federation led by John Kameta who has challenged the committee to look for adequate sponsors in future so that Kenya does not miss the youth games.

The 2017 Games will be the sixth edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games which started in the year 2000.

During the fifth edition of the championship in 2015 in Samoa, Kenya finished ninth on the medal table standings with four gold and three silver medals.

Australia topped the standings with 24 gold medals, 19 silver and 19 bronze medals.


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