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Asonya confident of scooping medals at World U18s

By Johnson Were

Added 11th July 2017 09:14 AM

Uganda has a team of eleven athletes of which nine are boys and two are girls

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Uganda has a team of eleven athletes of which nine are boys and two are girls

The national U18 athletics team arrived in Nairobi on Tuesday morning for the IAAF U18 World Championships with coach Moses Asonya confident and promising medals at the event that gets underway today with the opening ceremony at Kasarani Stadium.

Asonya told New Vision that whereas they expect a tough challenge from hosts Kenya and traditional rivals Ethiopia and Eritrea they have had enough training and the response of the team is positive.

“We are very ready and I expect medals. We trained them and all of them qualified for the event with good times, so am expecting medals,” Asonya stated.

“Some of them have been training in Italy, they are well exposed and this is an added advantage to us,” he added.

Uganda has a team of eleven athletes of which nine are boys and two are girls.

The team includes girls Sarah Chelangat and Esther Chekwemoi (400m) and boys Emmanuel Nuwagaba, Emmanuel Goni (200m) Eric Layeng (400m), Joshua Kibet, Apenyo Bekele (800m), Daniel Kiprop, Hosea Kiplangat (1500m), Oscar Chelimo, Titus Kwemoi (3000m), Joel Kiplangat, Vincent Chemutai (2000m steeplechase).

The officials are Moses Asonya (head coach/team leader) and Beatrice Nabirye (chaperon).

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