- She had asked the Kenya federation weeks ago to enroll her
- The women’s epee World Cup is currently underway in Legnano, Italy and Ndolo
- She had represented Germany for 15 years, until November 22 when she decided to fence for Kenya.
The 2022 women’s epee world silver medalist Alexandra Ndolo has called out the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) for letting her down one more time.
Alexandra Ndolo had earlier expressed frustrations with the Kenyan Sports Ministry for refusing to support her.
At the time she revealed how she had been funding herself in order to represent Kenyans in international sporting events.
Alexandra Ndolo’s Current Woes
Taking to her Instagram page on Friday, November 10, Ndolo shared her frustrations and noted that she will not be competing at the World Cup of the 2023/24 season since the Kenyan federation failed to show up for her.
The women’s epee World Cup is currently underway in Legnano, Italy and Ndolo noted that upon her arrival on Thursday, she received the sad news that she was not enrolled in the competition
“I will not be participating in the first World Cup of the 2023/24 season. No Legnano for me. Yesterday I faced a situation I have never experienced in 15+ years as a professional athlete,” wrote a frustrated Ndolo
“I arrived at the competition sight and was informed that I not only had no hotel reservation but more importantly, was not enrolled in the competition.
“I had asked my new Kenyan federation weeks ago to enroll me and asked for hotel reservations for my coach, physio, and me.”
Alexandra Remains Determined
In addition she says not competing at the event means she would not be able to defend her points
“In addition, I will not be able to collect crucial points for the ongoing Olympic qualification. This level of unprofessional ism is in stark contrast to anything I stand for,” she added.
“Months of practice for nothing. But this will not break my determination or self-belief. I will go back home and focus on the next World Cup in Vancouver,” she said.