Kenya secures hosting rights for prestigious international sports conferences

Kenya’s ascent as a powerhouse in world sports assumed new heights after the Kenya was announced as host of the 40th Secretaries General Seminar for Members of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) and the Olympic Solidarity Forum on Finance.

National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) has unveiled plans for the momentous events that will solidify Kenya’s role as a key player in global sports.

The Secretaries General Seminar will take place at the Sarova Whitesands Hotel in Mombasa, on November 4 and 5, 2023 whereas the Olympic Solidarity Forum on Finance for ANOCA Treasurers will be held from October 31 to November 2 with over 250 delegates from across the globe expected to attend.

Notabe will include the President of ANOCA, IOC representatives and key figures instrumental in the organisation of the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Under the theme “Countdown Arrangements to Paris 2024 Olympic Games,” the conferences aim to explore the critical roles of National Olympic Committees (NOCs) in the Ghana Africa Games, alongside comprehensive discussions on Olympafrica/OS programmes.

With an emphasis on knowledge sharing and international collaboration, the gatherings are poised to lay the groundwork for the future trajectory of sports not only in Kenya but throughout the African continent.

KCB, who are the Kenya Chess Premier League leaders, are upbeat about winning the forthcoming Mombasa Open Chess Championship scheduled to take place at the Mombasa Beach Hotel from October 20 to 22.

Currently, the tournament has attracted top regional chess players who will be fighting for various prize purses in different categories. In the open section, the overall winner will bag Sh50,000, Sh20,000 for the female winner, and a trophy for the junior winner.

Team KCB will be captained by Candidate Master Benjamin Magana, who will be joined by FIDE Masters Martin Njoroge and Joyce Nyaruai, Bernard Nguku, and teenage sensation Robert McLigeyo among others.

“We are raring to participate in the Mombasa Open because we believe the plethora of talent within our squad hands the team a massive boost,” KCB Sports Club, Ruaraka, Team Manager Isaac Babu adding that they have been doing well in the league, hence expect to showcase the same desire and dominance at the competition even as it provides an ideal platform to test themselves against the best Chess players from within the East African Region.


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