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Top athletes to swap spikes for clubs in Muthaiga


NAIROBI, Kenya, January 12- Top athletes and former Harambee Stars captain, Musa Otieno, will trade their running spikes and boots for clubs during a classic golf tournament at Muthaiga Golf Club on Friday.

Twice world women marathon champion and Olympics silver winner, Catherine Ndereba, former world 10,000m gold medallist and Boston Marathon titleholder, Moses Tanui and Otieno are among the top sporting stars who will tee off at the event.

The tournament is themed ‘Where Sports Meets Business’ where ten American businessmen golfers will be battling with their Kenyan counterparts for top honours as well networking and is organised by Athletes in Action.

“This is an organisation that exists to resource athletes and coaches in mental, physical, emotional and spiritual development”, says David Nyamu, the country coordinator of the programme.

Athletes in Action are involved in athletics, basketball, football, baseball and golf among other disciplines.

Some of the regions already participating in this programme include Kisii, Nyahururu, Eldoret, Garissa, Kapcherop, Tot (Pokot), Kajiado, Mombasa and Nairobi.