Last Updated at: 2020-06-18 05:22:39
The 19th edition of the annual regional competition has been postponed to next year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The postponement came after a Sunday Zoom meeting between International Schools Sport Federation (ISF) president Laurent Petrynka and FEASSSA led by the secretary general David Ngugi.
Kenya was scheduled to host the Federation of East Africa Secondary Schools Sports Association (FEASSSA) on August 14-24 in Kakamega High School, Kakamega County, an event that brings together various countries across the region.
International Schools Sport Federation (ISF) also announced the postponement of the 2020 World School Games to October next year. Kenyan schools were due to participate for the first time in history. It was scheduled to be in October 17-24 in Jinjiang, China.
According to the Secretary General of the Kenya Secondary School Sports Association (KSSSA) Mr David Ngugi, it would be practically hard to hold the East Africa Games this year because the qualification process has already been disrupted owing to the closure of schools in the region.
“We’ve made a decision to postpone the championship until next year because of the health challenge the world is facing. Kenya remains the host of the postponed games and it will be bigger next year because the ISF president has promised us he will attend. Also, the president has said that ISF has rescheduled the World Games to next October, ” Ngugi told.
International Schools Sport Federation (ISF) boss assured FEASSA of his commitment to offer support to help face the pandemic crisis while. He urged the ISF members not to overlook games when learning activities resume.
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