Lacrosse: Akoto proud of Kenyan resilience despite Uganda defeat

Lacrosse: Akoto proud of Kenyan resilience despite Uganda defeat

  • The Kenyans were beaten 9-8 on golden goal rule by an experienced Ugandan side during their African World Championship qualifying match staged in Nairobi
  • The national team is already bracing itself for the next world championships that will take place in 2025, having missed out on the 2023 chance

Kenya lacrosse patron Cosmas Nabungolo said he was impressed by the national team's performance despite their defeat at the hands of Uganda last Saturday.

The Kenyans were beaten 9-8 on golden goal rule by an experienced Ugandan side during their African World Championship qualifying match staged in Nairobi.

“I think we gave them a very serious resistance on our part and gave a good account of ourselves.

"Considering the fact that Uganda has mature players who have played at the World Cup several times, we are grateful to our coach Peter (Ginnegar) because he set the team up well," Nabungolo said.

Nabungolo added that the performance by the Kenyan side  won the hearts of many supporters on the day which he said bodes well for the future.

“We will put plans in place, working with our very competent coach. For sure, this is a side to watch!”

Nabungolo’s sentiments were shared by the Kenya Lacrosse Secretary, Dr. Ambrose Akoto

“We lost to Uganda, but won very many hearts in front of an enthusiastic Kenyan crowd,” he said.

The national team is already bracing itself for the next world championships that will take place in 2025, having missed out on the 2023 chance. 

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