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Thursday, 16 May 2019

Munala names Malkia Strikers squad for All Africa Games qualifiers

National women's volleyball team's right attacker Noel Murambi (right) spikes the ball as setter Janet Wanja attempts to block during a training session at the Kasarani Indoor Arena on May 14, 2019. The team is preparing for the All Africa Games qualifiers. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |
DAVID KWALIMWA
By DAVID KWALIMWA
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There were no surprises as the national women's volleyball team for the All Africa Games qualifiers was named on Thursday at the Kasarani Indoor Arena.
Veteran setters Jane Wacu and Janet Wanja retained their positions in the strong-looking squad that will be skippered by Kenya Prisons left attacker Mercy Moim.
Head coach Japheth Munala, who will be assisted by Italian coach Shaileen Ramdoo and Josp Barasa in the qualifiers set for the Lugogo Indoor Arena in Uganda from Sunday, also included Africa Club Championships best attacker Sharon Chepchumba in his 12-woman squad.
The trio of Kenya Prisons' Edith Wisah, Kenya Commercial Bank's (KCB) Lorine Chebet Kenya Pipeline captain Trizah Atuka are the team's middle blockers, while Agripinah Kundu is the sole libero player in the squad.
Ramdoo arrived in Nairobi on Saturday, three months after he was forwarded to KVF by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) as part of a technical partnership aimed at improving the standards of the game in the country.
Squad:
Setters: Jane Wacu and Janet Wanja
Left attackers: Mercy Moim (captain), Leonida Kasaya, Sharon Chepchumba, Noel Murambi
Middle blockers: Lorine Chebet, Edith Wisah, Trizah Atuka
Right attackers: Violet Makuto, Emmaculate Chemtai
Libero: Agripinah Kundu
Techincal bench: Japheth Munala (head coach), Shaileen Ramdoo (assistant) and Josp Barasa (trainer), David Lung'aho (technical director)

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