Malkia Strikers brace for World Championship opener against hosts Netherlands

Malkia Strikers brace for World Championship opener against hosts Netherlands

The Malkia Strikers will be up against their Pool A opponents for the third time since 2019, having lost both encounters 0-3, the first defeat coming during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualifiers when they fell in sets of 17-25, 10-25 and 10-25 before going down in sets of 12-25, 19-25 and 17-25 during the FIVB World Championship in Tokyo, Japan.

Malkia Strikers in past action

Kenya start their FIVB World Championship campaign against hosts Netherlands in Arnhem, Netherlands on Friday 23 September 2022.

The Malkia Strikers will be up against their Pool A opponents for the third time since 2019, having lost both encounters 0-3, the first defeat coming during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualifiers when they fell in sets of 17-25, 10-25 and 10-25 before going down in sets of 12-25, 19-25 and 17-25 during the FIVB World Championship in Tokyo, Japan.

The side, under the tutelage of Paul Bitok and Brazilian Luizomar de Moura have appeared in six previous tournaments, registering just the one win at the 2018 championships, a straight sets result over Kazakhstan.

Malkia Strikers squad:

Left Attackers: Mercy Moim, Noel Murambi, Meldinah Sande, Veronica Adhiambo

Middle Blockers: Edith Mukuvilani, Gladies Ekaru, Lorine Chebet, Belinda Barasa

Setters: Emmaculate Nekesa, Veronica Kilabat

Opposite Attackers: Sharon Chepchumba, Everlyne Makuto

Libero: Agrippina Kundu, Yvonne Wavinya 

Malkia Strikers Fixtures (EAT)

23 September: v Netherlands – 9.00pm

25 September: v Belgium – 2.00pm

27 September: v Cameroon – 9.00pm

29 September: v Italy – 7.00pm

01 October: v Puerto Rico – 5.00pm

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