Muteti and Awori for Africa Youth Games

By eric odanga
Apr 30, 2014
  • Danielle Awori heading for Botswana for the Africa Youth Games.

  • Ger Ogot surfaces for some air in one of the competitions during the CANA Zone III and IV at the Kampala Parents swimming pool in Kololo, Kampala.

Two top swimmers at the recently concluded Africa Swimming Confederation (CANA) Zone three and four championship in Kampala, Uganda will be in Botswana for next month’s Africa Youth Games.

One of the swimmers is Emily Muteti, 15 who was the top swimmer in the girl’s 15-16 years with 31 points. Also going to Botswana is Danielle Awori, 16. She was one of the outstanding swimmers for Kenya in Uganda was grateful to represent the country.

Awori will be in the team for the Youth Games in Botswana and hopes to make it to the team for the Commonwealth Games.

Nobby Obuya who collected 28 points finish as the best swimmer in the boy’s 13-14 years is also Botswana-bound.

Kenya collected 80 medals, 26 of them gold, 34 silver and 20 bronze to beat a strong field of 11 countries in the three-day event at the Kampala Parents Swimming pool in Kololo, Kampala.

The winners accumulated 2676.5 points ahead of South Africa (2186) and Zambia (2153). Hosts, Uganda won 14 gold, nine silver and eight bronze medals to finish sixth after getting 1375 points.

Uganda’s top performer was Saleh Nabil Saleh, a student at Braeburn School in Kenya who collected nine gold medals and had 54 points.

Overall standings: Kenya 2676.5, South Africa 2186, Zambia 2153, Angola 2108, Mauritius 1550, Uganda 1375, Tanzania 1276.5, Malawi 590, Burundi 322, Rwanda 283, Seychelles 158.