After arriving in London on Wednesday, (July 1) domestic air strikes forced Kenyan and Tanzanian teams travel by train to Edinburgh, where they will compete in the 1970 Commonwealth Games.
After arriving in London on Wednesday, (July 1) domestic air strikes forced Kenyan and Tanzanian teams travel by train to Edinburgh, where they will compete in the 1970 Commonwealth Games. Scottish pipers greeted their arrival on Thursday.
Mr. Abraham Ordia, President of the Supreme Council of Sport in Africa, greeted Kenyan gold medallist Naftali Temu when he stepped off the train. With double gold medallist Kipchoge Keino holding the Kenyan flag the team -- consisting of 18 athletes, 10 boxers, four badminton players, four bowlers, and 19 officials -- headed for the coaches which took them to Commonwealth Village where they will practise for the start of the Games in two weeks' time.
At Commonwealth Village, the Team Commandant, K. Abdallah, shook hands with boxing coach Hizar Walji. Nestor Muhindi is one of the boxers on the Tanzanian squad.
In London on Wednesday the manager of the Tanzanian team, Moustafa Nyanganyi, would not commit himself to saying anything about his team's chances. He pointed out that there were only three established internationals in the team, and the rest were just feeling their way into top-class competition. Although he would make no forecast, he said he thought they had the makings of a good side.