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Young Njogu in opening tennis win as fancied Changawa swatted away by seeded Tunisian

KENYA warmed up in the tennis tournament at the 12th African Games with Albert Njogu winning his first round men’s singles, beating Alipoe Tchotcho of Togo 6-4, 6-0.

The young high school boy from Kibera, Nairobi was through with his round of 64 assignments before the experienced Ismail Changawa Mzai of Mombasa took the court and had a sudden exit, falling against fourth seeded Aziz Dougaz of Tunisia.

Top: Albert Njogu in an earlier international tournament at Nairobi Club. He had a round of 64 win at the tennis tournament in the 12th African Games in Rabat. Photo/COURTESY. Above: Kenya’s top men’s player Ishmael Changawa Mzai met with ambush in Rabat, eliminated in the round of 64 by No.4 seed Aziz Dougaz of Tunisia. Photo/COURTESY

Top: Albert Njogu in an earlier international tournament at Nairobi Club. He had a round of  win at the tennis tournament in the 12th African Games in Rabat. Photo/COURTESY. Above: Kenya’s top men’s player Ishmael Changawa Mzai met with ambush in Rabat, eliminated in the round of 64 by No.4 seed Aziz Dougaz of Tunisia. Photo/COURTESY

None of Kenya’s four entries were seeded and another player, Ibrahim Kibet Yego,  will have to contend with No.8 ranked T. Garanganga of Zimbabwe. The other Kenyan in the round of 64 matches on Saturday is: Kevin Cheruiyot v Makadji Mamadouba of Guinea (STOP PRESS: Cheruiyot won 6-0, 6-0).

In men’s boxing, Kenya had victory in the quarter finals. experienced Nick Okoth of Kenya Defence Forces forging ahead in the quest of a medal by beating Ernesto Gomes of  Angola. Also, latest, Boniface Maina Mogunde (welter weight 69kg) of Kenya Police has just won his first round bout (details to follow…) 

Nick Okoth of Kenya Defence Forces, won his quarter final featherweight boxing bout in Rabat. Photo/MOHAMMED AMIN

Nick Okoth of Kenya Defence Forces, won his quarter-final featherweight boxing bout in Rabat. Photo/MOHAMMED AMIN

TENNIS:

MEN’S SINGLES:

Round of 64:

Albert Njogu (Kenya) 6-4, 6-0 beat Alipoe Tchotcho (Togo)

No. 4 Aziz Dougaz (Tunisia) 6-4, 6-4 bt Ishmael Changawa Mzai (Kenya)

Kevin Cheruiyot (Kenya 6-0, 6-0 bt Makadji Mamadouba (Guinea)

FIXTURES:

Round of 64:

Ibrahim Kibet Yego (Kenya) v No. 8 T. Garanganga (Zimbabwe)

WOMEN SINGLES:

Angela Okutoyi (Kenya) v M. Biansumbra (Congo Brazzaville)

Alicia Owegi (Kenya) v Radiofe Sariaka (Madagascar)

Judith Muraa (Kenya) v Valeria Bhunu (Zimbabwe)

Faith Nyabera (Kenya) v Adesuwa Osabuohien (Nigeria)

BOXING:

1/8 Finals MEN’S FEATHER (57kg):

OKOTH Nicholas Okongo (Kenya) bt GOMES Ernesto Segund (Angola)

BADMINTON:

Mixed doubles: Joseph M Wanyoike/Mercy Joseph (Kenya) 3-2 bt Morocco

KENYA women in basketball 3-on-3 defied heavy odds to reach the quarter finals of the competition at the 12th African Games where they arrived on the nick-of-time to be included in the draw.

Both Team Kenya women and men teams had been holed up at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, spending the most agonizing time than all teams as they pleaded with their leaders, in Nairobi and Rabat,  to confirm their late entry. At last they were able to travel but the three women travelled without a reserve player.

Top: Kenya women (back to camera) take on Morocco in basketball 3-on-3 in Rabat. Above, below, bottom: The Kenyan women’s trio Caroline Njeri Nduta, Daisy Ayodi, Christine Akinyi. Photos/MOHAMMED AMIN

Top: Kenya women (red) defend against Morocco in basketball 3-on-3 in Rabat (Photo/COURTESY). Above, below, bottom: The Kenyan women’s trio Caroline Njeri Nduta, Daisy Ayodi, Christine Akinyi. Photos/MOHAMMED AMIN

After Gaudencia Makokha and Naomi Too’s opening medal for Kenya, a Silver in women’s beach volleyball, Team Kenya earned their second and third when Faith Ogalo took a Silver and Evelyn Alouch a Bronze in women’s tae-kwon-do.

12th AFRICAN GAMES

(Results round-up):

BASKETBALL 3-on-3:

WOMEN:

Kenya advance to quarters after accumulating a total of 18 points:

Latest results:

Uganda 16-10 Kenya

 Kenya 14 -14 Morocco

Teams:

Group ‘A’: Uganda, Morocco, Kenya

Group ‘B’: Niger, Nigeria, The Gambia

Group ‘C’: Mali, Tunisia, Ethiopia

Group ‘D’: Egypt, DR Congo, Equatorial Guinea

FIXTURES:

Quarter Finals:

Uganda v Mali

DR Congo v The Gambia

Nigeria v Egypt

Kenya v Tunisia

 

MEN:

Kenya 16- 21 Egypt

Kenya 16-19 Madagascar

Kenya 16-19 Guinee Equatorial

Kenya 15-19 Morocco

Teams:

Group ‘A’: Niger, Nigeria, Angola, Mali, DR Congo

Group ‘B’: Egypt, Madagascar, Morocco, Kenya, Equatorial Guinea

Men, 3×3 BB shooting competition:

Salim Kisilu (Kenya), on Sat Aug 24 reached Final of shooting competition

TEAM KENYA:

WOMEN:
1 Christine Akinyi – (Kenya Ports Authority)
2 Daisy Ayodi – (Equity)
3 Caroline Njeri Nduta – (African Nazarene University)
*4 Clara Chepchirchir – (Strathmore University)
Manager: Hilmi Ali (Kenya Basketball Federation Vice-Chairman)

*Missed initial travel

MEN:
1 Salim Kisilu – (Ndejje University, Uganda)
2 Martin Buluma Ouma – (Ndejje University, Uganda)
3 George Darriel Omondi – (Strathmore University)
4 Fidel Okoth (Strathmore University)
Manager: Tonny Ochieng’ – (Strathmore University Head Coach)

TAE-KWON-DO:

Faith Ogalo: Won Kenya a Silver in Rabat tae-kwon-do competition

Faith Ogalo: Won Kenya a Silver in Rabat tae-kwon-do competition. Photo/MOHAMMED AMIN

Women’s competition:

Silver – Faith Ogalo (KEN)

Bronze – Evelyn Aluoch (KEN)

CYCLING:

Kenya’s Nancy Akinyi Debe wins bronze in the women’s mountain bike race earning a place to compete at the Olympic Games, Tokyo 2020.

HANDBALL:

(Women):

Tunisia 43-26 Kenya

SWIMMING:

Zambia caused a stir, they swimmer Tilka Palik picking up Gold, 50m breastroke, the country’s first ever medal at this discipline.

So far Egypt dominate, leading the medals’ table with eight Gold, followed by Algeria and South Africa with seven each and Morocco with five. Kenya have achieved only one bronze so far, lying 16th on the table.

SOCCER:

RESULTS & FIXTURES:

MEN:

Tue 20/08/19 South Africa U20 1 – 2 Nigeria U20
Burkina Faso U20 2 – 0 Morocco U20
Wed 21/08/19 Mali U20 3 – 0 Burundi U20
Ghana U20 0 – 1 Senegal U20
Fri 23/08/19 Morocco U20 19 : 30 Nigeria U20
South Africa U20 19 : 30 Burkina Faso U20
Sat 24/08/19 Senegal U20 19 : 30 Burundi U20
WOMEN:

Algeria (U20) 1–0 Mali (U20)

Guinea (U20) 0–2 Morocco (U20)

 

Mali U20 19 : 30 Ghana U20

 

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