By Oscar Pilipili
Kenyans are looking upon experienced captain Jason Dunford to lead their campaign as the phenomenal swimmer takes part in two events on day one of the Championships.
Dunford, a semi-finalist at recent London Olympic Games, teams up with Abdulmajid Kaderenan in 200m freestyle before plunging in the pool to participate in 50m backstroke.
Dunford said they will do their best to ensure Kenya claims the overall title at the end of the five-day Championships.
“Everybody in the team has trained hard and all are positive about the Championships. We want to win as many medals as possible to finish at the top,” he said yesterday.
Other Kenyans who are in action today include upcoming swimmers Anita Field and Emily Muteti who compete in 100m freestyle; Soraya Oruya in 50m backstroke and Hamdan Bayusuf of 50m backstroke.
The quartet of Sonia Cege, Oruya, Field and Muteti will then take to the pool to hunt for medal in 4 x 400m freestyle relay.
Compete with focus
Field told FeverPitch that she will compete in the event with focus on the 2016 Olympics.
“My dream is to feature in the nest Olympic Games and the African Championships is part of my training for the world event,” she said.
The hosts may not find it easy in the pool owing to the presence of Olympians who clinched medals in London.