JKUAT pre­pare to host East Africa bo­nanza next month

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports Local -

BY CONSOLATA MAKOKHA/ Kenya will host the in­au­gu­ral East Africa base­ball and soft­ball Cham­pi­onships on De­cem­ber 10-11 at Jomo Keny­atta Uni­ver­sity of Agri­cul­ture and Tech­nol­ogy grounds in Nairobi.

Soft­ball Fed­er­a­tion of Kenya sec­re­tary gen­eral, Fran­cis Karugu con­firmed the new de­vel­op­ment that is geared to strength­en­ing the two sports in the re­gion. The tri-na­tion tour­na­ment will bring to­gether Uganda, Tan­za­nia and Kenya.

“Uganda and Tan­za­nia ex­pressed in­ter­est in the re­gional show and we un­der­took to ef­fect the ini­tia­tive. The two sports are still young in East Africa and this is an ini­tia­tive to grow the game as we seek to com­pet­i­tively com­pete at the world stage,” in­ti­mated Karugu, not­ing that Rwanda, Bu­rundi, Ethiopia and South Su­dan may be in­cor­po­rated in the games.

Mean­while, 68 men and women soft­ball play­ers have started non-res­i­den­tial train­ing at the JKUAT. Na­tional women’s soft­ball team as­sis­tant coach Peter Anyanzwa said they will be trim­ming the two sides down un­til they re­main with the last 30 best ( 15 men and 15 women) to be fielde.

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