The Kenyan teams preparing for the 2016 All Africa Games Deaf Games due to be held in late April received a major equipment boost and manpower from Kenya Table Tennis Association during a function held at Nyayo Stadium’s yesterday.
KTTA chairman Andrew Mudibo presented Stiga rackets, nets and balls to the Kenya Sports Federation of the Deaf to bolster the latter’s efforts in honing the skills of the Kenyan team that is already in non-residential training at Nyayo Stadium ahead of the continental games. The continental extravaganza will be held in Nairobi from April 14-26.
To add icing to the cake, KTTA seconded Kenya’s top player-turned-coach Anthony Matenge to coach the deaf team. Mathenge has been the Kenya team top seed over the past one decade, having represented Kenya in All Africa and Commonwealth Games.
On hand to receive the donation was the 2016 All African Deaf Games Local Organising Committee president and Deaf Association vice chairman Washington Akaranga, Games CEO Charles Nyaberi and members of the organising committee.
Mudibo expressed KTTA’s willingness to prop up the efforts to establish, promote and popularise the game among the deaf.