What you need to know:
- Amina told Nock to ensure that they build on the areas of performance and improve on any areas where Team Kenya might have had challenges or management gaps
- Amina pledged her government’s support and directed that all the training programs and qualification competitions should start immediately
Cabinet secretary for sports Amina Mohamed wants the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) to take lessons from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games and deliver a better performance at Birmingham Commonwealth Games this year.
Amina told Nock to ensure that they build on the areas of performance and improve on any areas where Team Kenya might have had challenges or management gaps.
Amina was speaking at Trade Mark Hotel, Nairobi on Thursday where she held a consultative meeting with the newly elected NOC-K executive led by its president Paul Tergat.
The Commonwealth Games will be held from July 28 to August 8 this year in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Amina pledged her government’s support and directed that all the training programs and qualification competitions should start immediately.
Tergat briefed Amina on the calendar of events in the year.
Kenya collected 10 medals from the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games; four gold, four silver and two bronze.
Team Kenya hauled 17 medals from the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games; four gold, seven silver and six bronze.
“I would like to congratulate the new office led by Tergat, who has worked with me and the Ministry over the past four years. We have shared the same vision; the new term comes with a new mandate," said Amina, adding that it’s quite clear the team has the confidence of the sports fraternity.
Amina also took note of some of the sports transformation agenda in the year 2022 which the Nock Executive Board has developed under an elaborate strategic direction that will inform and drive the delivery of key programs in 2022-2024.
These include the Commonwealth Games and the African Youth Games from August 29 to September 7 in Cairo.
“We also have Continental Tour; a couple of marathons and the rally is also coming in June so it’s a really packed year. We have proven to be collaborative and so this meeting is very paramount,’’ said Amina.
Tergat thanked Amina for her support. “Going forward, we want to ensure each federation does its best not only to participate but also win medals,” said Tergat.