The Local Organising Committee (LOC), under Charles Nyaberi, has urged corporates to contribute towards a successful hosting of the first continental games for the deaf.
At the moment,the Kenya Sports Federation of the Deaf (KSFD) has set a budget of Sh100 million for hosting the first African Deaf Games next month
The event which will bring together teams from close to 20 countries who are affiliated to the Confederation of Africa Deaf Sports (CADS) are expected to compete in seven disciplines.
The games, which were initially set for November last year, will now be held from April 14 to 26 in Nairobi.
They will be battling in athletics, football (11-aside and 5-aside), basketball, volleyball, handball, table tennis and badminton.
Confirmations have been received from Mali, Gambia, Cameroon, Zambia, Liberia, Libya, Sierra Leone, Swaziland and hosts Kenya. Other nations hoping to be part of this historical event have until March 18 to register.
They requested the government to cater for Team Kenya’s training, accommodation and logistics before and during the competition.
The Kenyan teams however, are already training together in most disciplines as KSFD intends to field teams in all sports. Apart from 11-aside football that will be competed in the men’s category, only Kenya will field the men and the women’s teams in all other categories.
AUTHOR: COLLETA JUMA