In France, few people have heard of Fatuma Mohamed Atchani, the governor of Kwale County, Kenya. She participated in the opening of the second edition of the Intercontinental Cup…and was even able to inaugurate the track alongside the President of the region, Khattat Yanja.

The opportunity for us to go and interview this public figure on the Place du padel in his country.

The discovery of padel

“First of all, I would like to say that it is very pleasant to attend such an international competition of padel. It was the first time I played padel and I really had a great time. It was also the first time I had the opportunity to look at it up close.

We are here in Dakhla and I think this is something that could easily be brought back to Kenya, especially to my county, Kwale. It's a really good sport. "

Inauguration Intercontinental Cup

A sport still little known in Kenya

“In Kenya, le padel is under discussion on a large scale. For example, in my riding, it is still very new. The fact of being able to watch and play is something that I find really very interesting. So once I get home, I'll take it back in my suitcases.

In Kwale, we do not yet have any trails. padel. It’s a very interesting challenge. than to bring this discipline home and I would like to put money into having courts.

I think that le padel can help with tourism, especially in Kwale. It is a place where we have very beautiful sunny white sand beaches. It's a sport that I could see being practiced by the sea. "

Gwenaelle Souyri

It was his brother who one day told him to accompany him on a track. padel, since then, Gwenaëlle has never left the court. Except when it comes to going to watch the broadcast of Padel Magazine, World Padel Tour… or Premier Padel…or the French Championships. In short, she is a fan of this sport.