Nairobi, (Xinhua) --
Kenya has named four players in the tennis team
for the Africa Youth Championships, which will be held in
Algiers, Algeria from July 18-28.
The Kotecha siblings
Sheil and Sneha will join Faith Nyabera and Albert Njogu for the
trip to North Africa with the top two players making it to the
Youth Olympics, which will be held in October in Buenos Aires.
Sheil, who was in
the team that played in the 2018 Davis Cup in Nairobi last week,
will be depended on to use his experience as Kenya hopes to win
the continental title in the discipline.
The four will be
part of a 47-athlete Kenya team that will be looking for medals
at the Africa Youth Games. Kenya has entered 26 participants in
athletics, two beach volleyball teams, nine hockey players and
The National Olympic
Committee of Kenya (NOCK) announced the team on Thursday, saying
financial constraints locked several others out. Kenya had
earlier planned to compete in 18 disciplines, but a lack of
government sponsorship has forced the national Olympic body to
Retired Kenyan rugby
international Humphrey Kayange, will lead the Kenyan team.
The team reported to
a residential camp on Tuesday and face an uphill task in
emulating their successful performance in Botswana two years
ago, where the country claimed 25 medals.
The Africa Youth
Championships is organized under the auspices of the Association
of the National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) and
includes athletes between the ages of 14 and 18.