Kenyan coach David Lung’aho has cut his squad from 20 to 14 ahead of the 17th edition of the African women Volleyball Championship that Kenya will be hosting for the third straight time next month.
Setters Faith Imodia and Joy Lusenaka, middle blockers Shyrine Jepkemboi and Joan Chelagat, were all dropped from the Malkia Spikers’ camp training at the Kasarani Moi International Sports Center. The others are opposite Emmaculate Chemtai and Libero Celestine Nyongesa.
“We can’t have all the players in camp, we only need 12 for the championship, so we need to let some players go and concentrate on those that we will use,” Lung’aho told kawowo sports.
With only 14 players in camp, Lung’aho will still need to let two players go, though the former setter believes he has a well-balanced squad preparing or the games.
“I trust the players we have in camp can do the job and in all departments, we just need to fine tune the skills and we will be good to go,” he said.
Kenya who have already qualified for the All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville this September have won the African Volleyball Championship a record eight times.
Egypt and Tunisia are joint second with three each while Algeria and Seychelles have only won one.
Kenyan players in Camp Setters: Jane Wacu, Jannet Wanja
Opposites: Lydia Maiyo, Esther Wangeci
Power Attackers: Mercy Moim Everlyne Makuto, Monica Biama, Noel Murambi, Gaudencia Makokha
Middle Blocker: Ruth Jepngetich, Brackside Agala, Triza Atuka, Edith Wisah
Libero: Elizabeth Nafula