The Kenya national judo team will be flying-out for a medal hunt at the African Judo Championships in Senegal from November 17

Kenya Judo Federation Team manager Joseph Waweru Mburu said the team has been training hard for the championship and applauds the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage for immense support by facilitating their training at Kasarani Stadium.

“We have a strong team with young minds and I expect to bag medals in the championships”. Team manager Joseph Mburu.

The showdown in Africa Open Championship in Senegal is also an opportunity for judokas to earn points towards qualification for the scheduled 2024 Paris Olympics with the team expecting tough challenges from West Africa countries like Morocco and Egypt.

“Our major contenders are West Africa Countries and with our training I believe that our Judokas will give their best”. Added Team Manager.

It will be the team’s first outing after missing out Tokyo Olympics slot in Dakar Africa Open in November as well as the Budapest Grand Slam in October 2020 after the federation was forced to pull out of the two tournaments due to the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic.

By Fred Azelwa.