Kenya Navy Retains Taekwondo Cup for the Third Consecutive Year

Base Commander, Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe, Brigadier Jimson Mutai presents the Overall Winner’s Trophy to Kenya Navy Team Captain Corporal Adam Kamau during the closing ceremony of the CDF Cup Taekwondo Championships at the Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe on Thursday, 28 November 2019.

Base Commander, Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe, Brigadier Jimson Mutai presents the Overall Winner’s Trophy to Kenya Navy Team Captain Corporal Adam Kamau during the closing ceremony of the CDF Cup Taekwondo Championships at the Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe on Thursday, 28 November 2019.

Kenya Navy has won Chief of the Defence Forces Taekwondo Cup for the third consecutive year following a three-day long championship that ended on Thursday, 28 November 2019 at the Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe in Mombasa.  The closing ceremony was presided over by the Base Commander Mtongwe, Brigadier Jimson Mutai.

The championship brought together ten teams representing the following bases, brigades and formations; 2, 6, Armoured, Artillery and Engineers brigades, Moi and Laikipia Air Bases, Nairobi Team, Kahawa Garrison and the host Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe.

Kenya Navy bagged 15 medals (5 gold, 5 silver, 5 bronze) with Moi Air Base emerging second with 9 medals (3 gold, 3 silver, 3 bronze) followed closely in third position by Engineers Brigade with 8 medals (3 gold, 5 bronze). In the men and women category performance, Kenya Navy men took the first position, 1st Runners Up was Moi Air Base and 2nd Runner’s Up was Nairobi Team while in women 1st position was clinched by Kenya Navy, followed by Kahawa Garrison and Moi Air Base respectively.

Kenya Navy’s Senior Private Daniel Dziwe was announced as the best player of the championship in the men category with Kahawa Garrison’s Senior Private Doreen Matekwa scooped the same award in the women’s category.

Kenya Navy’s Head Coach Sergeant John Wesonga attributed his team’s victory to the determination, discipline and adequate training by the competitors.

Brigadier Mutai, in his closing address, thanked the organizers and officials for the exemplary planning and the commended the competitors for exhibiting impressive and skillful art of the game. He acknowledged that the games bring together various bases and formations, and enhanced esprit de corps.

“Sports bring people together and the spirit of sportsmanship has clearly been seen. The event has been very competitive with each team striving to emerge the winner,” said the Base Commander.

Senior Private Doreen Matekwa receives the Best Player’s Trophy in the women’s category during the closing ceremony of the CDF Cup Taekwondo Championships at the Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe on Thursday, 28 November 2019.  Senior Private Doreen Matekwa receives the Best Player’s Trophy in the women’s category during the closing ceremony of the CDF Cup Taekwondo Championships at the Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe on Thursday, 28 November 2019.
Engineer’s Brigade Team being awarded the Best Improved Team Trophy during the closing ceremony of the CDF Cup Taekwondo Championships at the Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe on Thursday, 28 November 2019.Engineer’s Brigade Team being awarded the Best Improved Team Trophy during the closing ceremony of the CDF Cup Taekwondo Championships at the Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe on Thursday, 28 November 2019.
Major Kennedy  Kimundi awards the 1st Runners Up Trophy to Moi Air Base Team during the closing ceremony of the CDF Cup Taekwondo Championships at the Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe on Thursday, 28 November 2019.Major Kennedy Kimundi awards the 1st Runners Up Trophy to Moi Air Base Team during the closing ceremony of the CDF Cup Taekwondo Championships at the Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe on Thursday, 28 November 2019.
The Officer-in-Charge Artillery Brigade Taekwondo Team Lieutenant Muriithi awards medals to the winners in men’s category during the closing ceremony of the CDF Cup Taekwondo Championships at the Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe on Thursday, 28 November 2019.The Officer-in-Charge Artillery Brigade Taekwondo Team Lieutenant Muriithi awards medals to the winners in men’s category during the closing ceremony of the CDF Cup Taekwondo Championships at the Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe on Thursday, 28 November 2019.
Britam Representative Miss Catherine Njeri presents trophy for the Second Best Position Winner’s (women’s category) to Kahawa Garrison during the closing ceremony of the CDF Cup Taekwondo Championships at the Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe on Thursday, 28 November 2019.Britam Representative Miss Catherine Njeri presents trophy for the Second Best Position Winner’s (women’s category) to Kahawa Garrison during the closing ceremony of the CDF Cup Taekwondo Championships at the Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe on Thursday, 28 November 2019.