Returning and experienced player Trizah Atuka has joined top players like Faith Imoda, Emmaculate Chemutai and Pamela Masaisai have been dropped from Malkia Strikers, the national women volleyball team ahead of a two-month High-Performance Training Camp in Brazil.
With the team set to leave on Sunday, t6he four where the federation president Waithaka Kioni said the team will only travel subject to logistical support from the government.
The team got sponsorship from Mozzart Bet where they inked a Sh 10 million for one-year.
The Sh10 million package will include a week-long training camp in Serbia in September, where Malkia will play friendly matches against world champions Serbia and Colombia. The quadrennial show will be co-hosted by the Netherlands and Poland from September 23rd to October 15th.
Coach Paul Bitok said the sponsorship comes as a reprieve to the technical bench with morale in camp at an all-time low due to the uncertainty surrounding the Brazil trip.
Kenya is in Pool ‘A’ of the World Championships alongside Italy, hosts Netherlands, Belgium, Cameroon and Puerto Rico.
Malkia Strikers’ squad
Outside Hitters: Mercy Moim, Noel Murambi, Veronica Adhiambo, Meldinah Sande, Yvonne Wavinya; Middle Blockers: Gladys Ekaru, Edith Wisa, Belinda Barasa, Magdaline Mwende, Lorine Chebet; Opposite Attackers: Sharon Chepchumba, Violet Makuto; Setters-Emmaculate Nekesa, Veronica Kilabat; Liberos: Agrippina Kundu, Veronica Makokha