Lung'aho confident Youthful debutantes will deliver in Egypt

Lung'aho confident Youthful debutantes will deliver in Egypt

Lung'aho confident Youthful debutantes will deliver in Egypt

David Lungaho

Kenya Prisons women’s volleyball coach David Lung’aho has named three debutants in his 14-man squad that will travel to Egypt for the African Volleyball Club championships which begin on March 6.

Kwanthanze High School graduates Lorene Chebet and Sharon Chepchumba have been included in the team, joining setter Herma Jepyegon in a very seasoned Prisons team.

“Herma is a very good setter and has been impressive in training while Chepchumba and Jepyegon are very good and aggressive players. Chebet is a middle attacker and is actually among my best six. She has proved to be the best in the team and she has the quality to play,” Lung’aho told Michezoafrika.

The team has been forced to train at the Barclays Sports Club for their final week of camp before departing on Saturday due to the closure of the Kasarani Gymnasium for the Table Tennis Continental Cup.

However, Lung’aho is upbeat that the team has prepared well and will ensure they wrestle back the title they last won in 2013. The tactician will only miss the services of setter Jane Wacu who left for Seychelles while middle blocker Ann Lowem is yet to recover from injury.

But despite the absence of the two, the experienced coach is convinced that at his disposal, he has the strongest team in a long time and has warned opponents to beware of a strong side.

“We have been in training for five weeks and the team build up has been impressive. We are ready and will be putting up one of the best teams in the last five years. There is improvement and focus and I believe in the players,” the coach added.

A record number of 22 teams have confirmed participation for the nine day tournament.

Kenya Prisons team: Joy Lusenaka, Herma Jepyegon, Loise Jepkosgei, Emmaculate Chemtai, Edith Wisa, Shyrine Jepkemboi, Diana Khisa, Lorine Chebet, Mercy Moim, Everlyne Makuto, Sharon Chepchumba, Yvonne Wavinya, Elizabeth Wanyama, Judith Tarus.

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