December 01, 2023

National women volleyball team named

National  women volleyball  team named

National women volleyball team named

As expected - Kenya prisons, Kenya pipeline and Kcb volleyball teams' players dominated the Kenya volleyball national team preliminary list released on Monday. The 24-member provisional women’s squad is expected to report to residential training from June 15th in preparation for the FIVB World Championship slated for Japan from October 29-November 14.

Also in the squad is Kenya’s professional player Janet Wanja who is currently playing for APR of Rwanda and Praxides Agalla who will captain the team whose last world championship saw them loose miserably.
The team shall be coached by former Japanese international Hidehiro Irisawa and will be  assisted by long serving Kenyan volleyball coach David Lung’aho who was befitted with the responsibility of selecting and announcing the Kenyan squad since he is more familiar with the team and the players than the newly installed Irisawa.Lung’aho is the current head coach of the African volleyball club champions Kenya prisons and doubles up as the technical director at the Kenya national talent academy volleyball team (NYTA).

Irisawa will be the second Japanese coach to handle the Kenyan side after Sadatoshi Sugawara and Turkey’s  Nejat Santjak who failed to register impressive wins in previous international championships.

With climatic conditions having been a part of the excuses offered by the team after its disappointing outing in Europe, this year the Kenya volleyball federation (KVF) through their secretary general Edward Wasike has announced that the team will get enough training for acclimatization in either Asia or Europe ahead of the championships.

The provisional Kenya women’s squad:

- Jane Wacu, Janet Wanja, Florence Bosire.

 Rights - Lydia Maiyo, Loise Tarus, Asha Makuto, Bilha Chepchirchir.

Centre - Praxides Agala, Diana Khisa, Jackline Barasa, Elisheba Jepkemboi , Joan Chelagat, Roseline Odhiambo, Ruth Chepng’etich.

Lefts - Mercy Moim, Esther Muombe, Ednah Rotich, Ruth Chelagat, Monicah Boima, Evaline Makuto.

Liberos - Mildred Odwako, Judith Tarus, Faith Wanja, Elizabeth Nafula.