Cheruto, Agufana Anouk set for Africa tourney in Morocco
4 Sep 2017
By WILLIAM NJUGUNA, The Star, Kenya
Kenya will be represented by Cynthia Cheruto, Nicole Agufana and Anouk Vandevelde in the Africa Team Cup tennis Under-12 tournament slated for October in Morocco.
The trio, who are coached by Veronica Osogo, will face top players from Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, South Africa and hosts Morocco among other countries. Osogo is confident the trio can make it to the knockout rounds of the tournament against top quality opposition from the continent.
“The girls are training hard and are focused on having a good run at the tournament. The performance of our team in the last few tournaments has been improving and we expect this trend to continue,” added Osogo.
The team has been training at the Nairobi Club for the continental show. Agufana will warm up for the Morocco show by taking part in the ITF/CAT tennis Championship in Tabarka, Tunisia from September 3 and Osogo said the event will aid her push before the main event in Morocco alongside Alice Owegi. Agufana will test herself against good quality opponents in Tunisia and I expect her to be in good condition by the time the Morocco event starts,” added Osogo.
Osogo observed that the team may have to travel early to Morocco to acclimatise to the hot conditions.
“We may have to be there five days before the tournaments starts to prepare adequately and get used to the current hot conditions in Morocco,” added Osogo.