Ponies are tired but they have to participate in the next four tournaments coming up at Nairobi Polo Club in the next four weeks before they take a four-month break ahead of the season proper in May.
Hopefully, without postponement of matches, it will be a busy and tough season altogether for the young and experienced players.
And as the new season commences with the annual Davis Cup at Nairobi Polo Club tomorrow, it will be another tough season just like the previous season but officials are working around the clock to ensure all flows well.
Davis Cup opens doors for the low handicap players in four consecutive tournaments on different weekends this weekend at the same venue that are meant to shape up the skills of young players who are expected to play a prominent role in both the local and international scene this season.
During the four tournaments, the youngsters will be mixed with experienced players to have them get a feel high-profile tournaments.
Maria Bencivenga Memorial Championships coming up on January 15-16 will be the second tournament after Davis Cup this season ahead of the Soldiers’ Salute Championships on January 22-23 and Chairman’s Cup on January 29-30.
Nairobi Polo Club chairman Raphael Nzomo confirmed the four tournaments will allow youngsters to prepare of the new season.
“These are usually low key tournaments that give our youngsters time to analyse their strengths and weaknesses before the commencement of the new season where we mix them (youngsters) with experienced players,”said Nzomo.
Dennis Ombachi Wows Fans With Video Of Son’s Swimming Skills
Dennis Ombachi, popular rugby player and chef has set tongues wagging after sharing a snippet of his toddler son showcasing that he can float on water and swim to safety.
Ombachi took to his Instagram page to share a video throwing the little boy into the water, leaving many in shock.
In the short video, the rugby player lifted his son up, kissed him, then he tossed him into a swimming pool by the leg.
“Four weeks since we started water safety classes and my son graduated today, officially water safe!” Ombachi gushed on Twitter about his son’s abilities.
Once in the water, the baby boy quickly gets himself to a floating position and kicks his feet moving forward steadily. It appears that he can get himself out of a pool and even keep his head up to breathe after having been taught the life skill early on.
Following the child’s accomplishment, Ombachi said that he is a “proud father”
“Proud of you my naughty boy, you’re finally Water Safe, less worries for us when you are out of our sight having successfully completed your water safety class. Happy graduation day,” he wrote on Instagram.
Since his early Monday morning post, the self-taught chef has been trending on Twitter, with over 5000 tweets being made about him, with netizens sharing mixed reactions.
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Juniors Intensify Training Ahead Of World Under-20 Championships
Athletics Kenya (AK) is impressed with the progress made by inferior athletes at the ongoing vacation camp.
The camps are aimed at preparing athletes for the World Under-20 tournament in Cali, Colombia.
AK President Jack Tuwei who was speaking in Kapsumbeiywo All4Running youth camp which is headed by former world
800m champion Janeth Jepkosgei, said he was impressed by the turnout of the youth in colorful camps.
“We have 26 camps across the country and we are happy because they are training well thanks to the government who have helped in funding them. As a federation we shall do our part and make sure we get some of the best from these camps,” Tuwei said.
Kenya will be seeking to retain the title for the younger team for the third time in a row in the tournament set for August after winning in Tampere, Finland in 2018 and again last time in Nairobi.
AK youth head trainer Robert Ngiserei said the early medication will enable the country to present a strong platoon across the all events.
“At the Youth Sub Committee, we have embraced this program as it will help us improve more on the development of talent which will ensure our country remains as an athletics powerhouse,” Ngiserei said.