Malkia Strikers, the national women’s volleyball team will miss the services of Jane Wacu and Noel Murambi ahead of African Nations Championship that serves off next week in Kigali, Rwanda.
The duo have picked injuries and will be replaced by Kenya Pipeline setter Esther Mutinda and Kenya Prisons’ Pamela Masaisai.
Coached by Paul Bitok, the team will jet out on Friday to reclaim the continental title from rivals Cameroon where they last won in 2015 after finishing second in 2017 and 2019.
A total of 15 teams in the women’s category will take part in the tournament. They include hosts Rwanda, Burundi, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia and Tunisia.