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Mutua leads strong Kenyan team for African tourney

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Kenyan tennis player Mutua
  • Eight players have been selected to represent Kenya
  • The tournament will be held on home soil
  • Mutua is the most experienced player in the squad

Experienced player Brian Mutua and University of Nairobi’s Bachelor of Arts second year student Lisa Wele have been named in Team Kenya’s 8-member squad for the forthcoming ITTF-Africa continental extravaganza slated for the Moi International Sports Center indoor gymnasium.

Dubbed “Africa Festival of Table Tennis”, the event kicks off on May 1 with the Africa Club Championship that runs up to May 3 before giving way to the World Cup qualifiers (ITTF Africa Cup) from May 4-6 2023.

Joining Wele in the Kenya ladies’ team are Bahati Rufina, St. Monica Kitale’s school teacher Lydia Setey and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) student Mary Kinyua who was handed a wildcard entry to partake the continental event.

Wele is one of the team’s rising stars having won gold in the East African School Games in 2019, and KUSF University Games in KIbabi in 2021.

She also took part in the 2019 All African Games in Morocco and indeed the recent ITTF-Africa regional championship in Djibouti.

Wele remarked: “Always a great pleasure representing my country in a continental extravaganza. It is an incredibly rewarding achievement, whether you have competed for the national team or if this is your first call-up. I had an opportunity to represent Kenya at the All Africa  Games in Morocco and I feel confident going into the Kasarani extravaganza. The essence, for now, is to focus on these last few weeks as we count down to the competition week at Kasarani.”

Kinyua, the East Africa High School Games silver medalist in 2019, is Kenya team’s newest protégé who will be banking on her illustrious offensive skills against the crème de la crème of the continent.

Resilient and strong men’s team

The men’s team is equally experienced and resilient.

Mutua, who made his Kenya team debut at the Beau Bassin Sports Complex in Mauritius during the 2017 Eastern African Regional Championships,, returns to the men’s team for the umpteenth time alongside IT expert Josiah Wandera and Peter Theuri whilst Bonface Musyoki joins the squad on a wildcard entry.

Kenya Table Tennis Association (KTTA) President Andrew Mudibo confirmed that “the Team Events’ national squad will be announced in due course.”

He remarked: “This will be the second time in five years that we will be hosting a continental event. In 2018, we hosted the Africa Cup, which was the World Cup qualifiers for the continent and the championship was voted the best organized event in the World by the International Table Tennis Federation.”

Leading African players led by the crack Egyptian star Omar Assar and Nigerian legend Aruna Quadri will be in Nairobi for the event.

“In the Women’s category, Egyptian duo of teenage sensation Hana Goda and the 2018 Ladies Winner Dina Meshref, will also grace the Nairobi extravaganza,” Mudibo concluded.



  1. Brian Mutua
  2. Josiah Wandera
  3. Peter Theuri
  4. Bonface Musyoki (Wildcard entry)


  1. Lisa Wele
  2. Bahati Rufina
  3. Lydia Setey
  4. Mary Kinuyua (Wildcard Entry)

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