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Global federation to make Kenya shooting hub

In Summary * Lisin was also due to deliver three units of the latest Shooters Training Systems worth over Sh1 million to Amina for Team Kenya use in their preparations for the remaining 2020 Olympic qualifiers. * Lisin said he is looking forward to a time Kenya will host regional countries for major shooting competitions and not just wait until the Olympic qualifiers or Africa Championships.

The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) intends to make Kenya a shooting hub for Africa within one year.

The visiting ISSF president Vladmir Lisin said that to actualise the process, they will help Kenya improve its indoor facilities at Sailing Club, besides providing equipment at the General Service Unit (GSU) Training School among other selected venues.

Lisin, who was accompanied by ISSF Secretary General Alexander Ratner, disclosed that making Kenya the regional hub will see the improvement of facilities and the standards of the game in the country.

Most of the programs will target mainly the Olympics disciplines like the 10m air pistol, 10m air rifle, three positions, skeet and trap.

“Making Kenya a hub means that most of our coaching, umpiring and other development programs will be done in Kenya. We shall have firers from across Africa coming to train in Kenya,” said Lisin, adding that his dream is to make Nairobi what Iten is to athletics.

However, Lisin said he will require support and commitment from the Ministry of Sports, the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (Nock) and the Kenya Shooting Sports Federation (KSSF).