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Stage set for school games

NAIROBI, Kenya, August 18- Athletics will feature for the first time at the East African Secondary School Games that open in Nakuru this weekend.Kenya Secondary Schools Association secretary general David Ngugi that seven countries will be represented at the week long extravaganza which is sponsored by Brookside dairy which to the tune of Sh14 million.

“The basis if these championships is to unite the youth of East Africa together. There’s a lot of talent in this region and by developing it will be boosting the economies of these countries,” said Ngugi.

The games opening ceremony will take place on Sunday at Afraha Stadium with defending football champions St. Mary’s Kitende of Uganda taking on Laiser Hill Academy.

Seventy teams will battle it out for honours in basketball, rugby, hockey and netball are some of the other sports which will also be held.

Brookside will further give an opportunity to the top five footballers to join Thika United, the company’s sponsored Kenya Premier League (KPL) team for trials with three good players being retained by the team.

The club will also conduct football clinics for the final two teams for both boys and girls representing the country during the championships.

“Eighty percent of the Thika United squad is made up of players who took part in the school games. Two of those players are also in the national under-20 team,” said Brookside marketing manager Peter Wesonga.

“The sponsorship is cemented on the basis of the company’s belief to ‘Nurture Sporting Talents of the Youth’ and we are proud to be able to bridge borders through our sponsorship,” he added.

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  1. JustAnotherOpaqueNGO

    November 27, 2011 at 8:22 am

    I have asked this question many times but have never gotten any . When were elections held in CoFEK to make this briefcase expert the Sec-Gen? Who funds the organisation? When will the accounts be made public? 

    Stephen Mutoro is just more proof that Kenya is a country full of quacks whose only expertise is the speed of registering associations with a catchy name. He is hoping to use it as a platform to siphon funds from gullible donors or to jump into political office.Until he comes clean on these fundamental questions, Mutoro has no moral authority to speak for consumers except his immediate family.

  2. Toothistdeal

    December 2, 2011 at 5:13 am

    the tragedy with this country is of people putting others down whenever and wherever, i am amazed that despite the frequency of teachers strikes in this country, you pick the doctors strike as a starting point of arguments against strikes. has it ever occurred to you that:
    1. doctors work harder and difficult and often dangerous contions, often putting their lives on the line
    2.unlike doctors, our legislators earn more, for what job do they do?
    3. the strike is not just about pay , but mostly about other fundamental issues, most of which touch on mortality rateof our patients, poor service delivery due to a very high patientss to doctors ratio. i would go on and on until the chickens come home to roost, but i will reffer you to the KMPDU website so that you can be able to read and understand our proposals before you write another article that will not enlighten the public.

  3. Me

    December 9, 2011 at 9:48 am


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