Chepchumba hopes to spike KCB to glory after lucrative move
Chepchumba believes the team can pick up a win or two in Tokyo despite facing a tough group that has European champions Sebia, two time Olympic gold medalists Brazil, hosts Japan, Dominican Republic and Korea.
Newly signed KCB outside hitter Sharon Chepchumba hopes she can inspire the side to do well at the African Club Championship in April as well as vying for the Kenya Volleyball Federation league crown at the end of the year.
Chepchumba is one of the star players who have arrived at the bankers’ den alongside national team captain Mercy Moim and middle blocker Edith Wisa in a bid to bulk up the team for an assault at the African and local titles.
“I am very pleased to join KCB. Yes I had offers to join teams outside the country, but I looked at the offers they had given me and what KCB had offered me and I thought it better to remain at home because the offers did not differ by a big margin,” Chepchumba said.
“I am still young and I think if I play for two or more years at home, I will be even better and possibly attract bigger clubs. KCB have given me a good offer and I want to do my best for them,”
“We have a very good team because the coaches have done well in recruiting talented players. I believe we have what it takes to do well not only to win the league but to go for the African title too,” the Malkia Strikers star added.
Meanwhile, speaking on Kenya’s pooling for the Tokyo Olympics, Chepchumba believes the team can pick up a win or two in Tokyo despite facing a tough group that has European champions Sebia, two time Olympic gold medalists Brazil, hosts Japan, Dominican Republic and Korea.
“It is a very tough group to be honest, but I believe we will surprise. If you look at what we did at the World Cup and how far we have come now, I believe if we prepare well we can get at least a win or two,” she stated.