Kenya ready to host African Canoeing Championship


(Posted 05th October 2013)

The 2013 edition of the African Canoeing Championship will go underway at the Sagana River course near the Kenyan town of Muranga, starting on the 15th of October and running up to the 23rd of October.

7 countries have confirmed their participation, with three other countries however cancelling their presence over recent events in Kenya, something the hosts have noted with disappointment while showing great appreciation to those who stayed the course as a sign of solidarity. The door though is still open to the three and others have still got the option to sign up and participate in the event.

Defending champions South Africa will try to once again capture the title but face stiff opposition from other teams, among them Uganda, a country also vying to stage the event on the upper Nile’s white water sections, Nigeria, Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia and of course host country Kenya. The last championship Kenya hosted was back in 2008 when 16 countries participated in the continental event. Spectators are welcome and although the first few days will be dedicated to training visitors even on those days are welcome. Signposts will reportedly be put up for guidance of spectators but alternatively can the following contact details be used for directions: and phone +254 789 423044