Kenya Prison volleyball setter Jane Wacu harbors no hard feelings for being dropped from the national team that is set to represent Kenya at the FIVB world Cup in November. The final team of twelve was named on Wednesday by Coach Paul Bitok with Jane Wacu and other seasoned players like Edna Rotich, Esther Muombe, Lucy Chege and Mildred Odwako failing to land a spot in the final traveling list.
Wacu who has been a constant member in the team was not included in the provisional squad as she is still serving suspension imposed on her by the Kenya Volleyball Federation for contravening players’ code of conduct while the team was in Mozambique for the All African Games.
“It is unfortunate I will not be at the world Cup. I wished to be part of the final squad but I respect the decision reached by both the federation and the technical bench. We have a very strong team and am confident they will post good results in Japan. I wish them all the best.” She said.
Wacu has further extended her apologies to the federation and asked for a second chance in the forthcoming matches for the national team and club assignments saying. “I met and talked with the federation officials over the same and am looking forward to a comeback in the next near future. I have learned the hard way, it is a dream of every volleyball player to play at the world cup against the best of the world and missing the opportunity pains.” She said.
Her suspension was lifted temporarily to allow her play for her club Kenya Prisons at the FIVB world Club championship in Doha two weeks ago but the same was not extended to the national team.
Wacu’s slot in the national team will be taken up by her Club team mate Florence Moraa Bosire who will partner with Kenya Pipelines Janet Wanja.
The team departs next week on Thursday for Egypt where they will play a series of friendly matches before heading to Japan on November 1st.
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