Losing to Carthage was a blessing in disguise, says KCB coach Munala

Losing to Carthage was a blessing in disguise, says KCB coach Munala

“I felt very happy and relieved because we have been coming number two and three many times and the last edition we were number nine. To come all the way and ensure we won was great for the team,” said Munala.

KCB head coach Japheth Munala has reflected on the team’s performance at the just concluded Africa Women’s Volleyball Club Championship where the team clinched the title for only the second time in their history and the first since 2006.

The tactician has disclosed that losing to defending champions Carthage in the opening match was a blessing in disguise for them as it made them more resistant and worked to improve their weaknesses.

“For me I think it was a blessing in disguise. When we left here we didn’t have any big friendly matches and for us, that was our friendly match. We used the game to gauge ourselves and look at our mistakes and improved from there,”  said the tactician.

He spoke on Thursday as the team returned home from Tunisia and were treated to a massive welcome for their historic achievement. They became the first Kenyan team to win the title since Kenya Prisons in 2013.

“I felt very happy and relieved because we have been coming number two and three many times and the last edition we were number nine. To come all the way and ensure we won was great for the team,” said Munala.

Meanwhile, skipper Edith Wisa says she was excited and honoured to have led the team to the title as captain.

“It was my very first time as the captain and making the team go all the way to win was something major for me and I really felt happy and excited. We fought as a team and won as a team and credit goes to everyone for the effort they gave,” she said.

KCB will now have a few days to rest before the technical team starts planning on their next target, the national league title.

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