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Wednesday May 8, 2013 By Kakamegatimes Sportsdesk
Kakamega County Athletics Kenya (AK) Chairman Francis Afundi has been elected the organisation’s chairman for western.
The former AK national deputy treasurer won by a landslide in the hotly contested election held in Kakamega town today.
Afundi was elected alongside Patrick Kipsang as Vice Chairman, Anne Otiti second Vice Chairman, Homa Mugolitsi secretary and Henry Muyi assistant secretary.
Others elected are Martin Kabaka treasurer, Fridah Okwori Vice treasurer and Reuben Kioko as Public Relations Officer.
The delegates also elected a three man committee comprising Irene Mulievi, Fred Murungo and Hilda Amusugut.
Afundi hailed the delegates for electing him saying his immediate focus will be revamping athletics perfomance and management in the region.
He pledged to push for youth in the area to get more slots in the national team and other international competitions.
Afundi told KNA that he will vie for the position of Deputy National treasurer, a seat he once held at the organisation during round three of the elections to be in Nairobi.
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 By Chris Mahandara.
Morale is high in the Harambee stars team training camp at Mumias Sugar Sports Complex after three international players joined the camp.
Captain Denis Oliech, James Situma and Jamal Mohammed joined the team this morning ahead of the much anticipated match against Uganda Cranes on Saturday.
Three other players, Macdonald Mariga, Victor Mugabe and goal keeper Anold Origi arrived in the country today and are expected at the camp tomorrow morning.
Macdonald Mariga who missed the last two matches against Angola and Guinea Bisau after being suspended is expected to assist Harambee stars beat Uganda.
Harambee Stars head coach Zedekiah Otieno said the team was going on well with the training adding that the arrival of the six international players was a big boost to the team.
So far, he said the local players have trained well adding that a build up match against Kakamega School’s Green Commandoes tomorrow would assist the technical bench gauge the performance of the players.
On Saturday, Harambee Stars played a friendly match against KPL side Western Stima.
The coach said the match did not give the team enough exposure but expressed optimism that the team was in good shape to beat Uganda.
“We failed to secure a build up match with Botswana but the training environment here is very good and we are confident of a win on Saturday,” he said.
Antony Kimani was dropped from the team after he was injured during the KPL match between Sher Karuturi and Mathare United.
Kenya will also miss the services of midfielder Titus Mulama who was instrumental in Kenya’s 2-1 win against Guinea Bisau.
Mulama requested to be dropped from the team that will play Uganda on Saturday due to personal issues.