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Kenya prepares for Special Olympics

The football team to represent Kenya at the Special Olympics in South Africa in October have set base at the YMCA Hostels next to the University of Nairobi.

The team are training thrice a day at the university’s grounds ahead of their departure next week for the three-day tournament.

Experienced youth level coach Vince Ombiji was last month appointed by the Football Kenya Federation to prepare the side, and he is confident they will do the country proud.

“The quality of players in camp is commendable and I think with some sharpening here and there they will be able to face any opposition during the tournament,” he said.

“There are a few areas that I have planned to work on in training and I believe that they will be in place by the time we leave since the players are also learning fast enough.”

The ten-a-side tournament will run from 3 to 6 October, and will take place in Phokeng, South Africa. The teams that finish in the top three will qualify for the Special Olympics Unity Cup in Brazil next year.

The Special Olympics team consists of six intellectually challenged players [athletes] and four other players [partners].


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