Malkia Strikers set travel dates ahead of Olympic qualifiers

Malkia Strikers set travel dates  ahead of Olympic qualifiers

Malkia Strikers set travel dates ahead of Olympic qualifiers

The National women's volleyball team , The Malkia Strikers, will depart Nairobi on 10th February for Cameroon ahead of the 2016 Olympic Qualifiers to be held between 10th -19th February 2016.

The team  has been training at the Safaricom Indoor Arena Kasarani since early December  2015 under coach Japheth Munala optimistic of booking the  one spot for Rio. Only one team  will qualify  at the qualifiers with the second best team expected to play in a playoffs against a yet to be determined team from a different region.

 In their last attempt in 2012, Kenya was knocked out in the qualifying finals by Algeria  in the tournament hosted in Algeria.  The team however failed to travel for the playoffs.

Currently  18 Players  are in training but this is expected to be trimmed to 14 players  who will make the trip to Cameroon.

The National Olympics Committee withdrew the men's Volleyball team from teh qualifiers citing lack of funds.

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