Machakos to host national championships

By WAMBUI PAULINE

The Kenya Table Tennis Federation will host the Ngelani table tennis championship on Sunday at Kisekini Boys High school.

The championship, which will run for three days where participants will compete for top honors in different categories, is geared to bringing together table tennis junior and senior players drawn from different counties within the country.

This will be the first open tournament to be held by the federation this year and it will be used as a qualifier to the East Africa championship scheduled to be held in Rwanda in March.

Over 123 table tennis players have already confirmed their participation with a pre-trial championship been held at the same venue.

Victors in various categories will receive cash awards, personalized trophies and medals.

Meanwhile, 12 swimmers have been selected to represent Machakos region in the national swimming championship scheduled for next month.

The junior swimmers were selected during the Machakos swimming gala that was held at Kangundo Junior Academic Aquatic Park.

The swimmers will be seeking to clinch gold medals and a top finish that will see the team top the standings in terms of points.

Some of the swimmers who were selected include Catherine Musembi, Philip Maweu, Simon Mutave, and Martha Mulekyo among others.

The national swimming championship will be held at Makini School in Nairobi where winners in various categories will represent Kenya on Dubai international championship.

Machakos team had the majority of its swimmers selected to represent Kenya in the winter sizzler championship last year where Kenya finished on the fourth position.

 

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