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KVF unveils Malkia and Wafalme squads ahead

Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) has named provisional Malkia Strikers and Wafalme Stars teams that will represent the country at the indoor and beach volleyball teams ahead of the 2024 Accra African Games in Accra, Ghana. 

In the women’s category, the squad under seasoned head coach Japheth Munala will have experienced libero Agripina Kundu, Mercy Moim and Triza Atuka leading the rest of the squad.

Others are opposites Mercy Iminza, Loice Simiyu and Pamela Adhiambo and liberos Lincy Jeruto and Delphine Misaki. 

Esther Mutinda and Immaculate Nekesa are tasked with orchestrating the team’s plays supported by solid middle blockers including Edith Mukuvilani, Belinda Barasa and Lorine Chebet. 

Apart from Moim other outside hitters are — Meldina Sande,  promising upcoming Jemimah Siangu, Juliana Namutira, Leonida Kasaya and Sarah Namisi. 

Meanwhile, the quartet of Gaudencia Makokha, Shirleen Sembel, Naomie Too and Yvonne Wavinya will form the beach volleyball team.

The men’s beach team will have Elphas Makuto, Jairus Kipkosgei, Donald Mchete and Edward Kibet. Ibrahim Oduor will be the head coach.

The indoor volleyball squad will feature a mix of young and experienced players. The provisional squad unveiled yesterday will see 20 players fight it out for the final 12 slots.

They include the powerful opposites Joshua Kimaru, Abiud Chirchir, Enock Mogeni, and Peter Kamara, and agile liberos James Mutero and Hudson Kipchumba. 

The setters, include Brian Melly, Kelvin Kipkosgei, and Gregory Kiplimo.

Others are middle blockers—Brian Kamonde, Wilson Cheruiyot, Simion Kipkorir, Levis Ogutu, Shadrack Misiko and George Okore: Dennis Omollo, Dennis Esokon, Naftali Chumba, Nicholas Matui, and Elvis Kimuttai.

Antonnette Akhabonje takes charge as the physiotherapis, while Bernard Musumba assumes the role of Team Manager. Providing strategic guidance as the Technical Director is  Paul Bitok.

Meanwhile, beach volleyball has the likes of Elphas Makuto, Jairus Kipkosgei, Donald Mchete, and Edward Kibet . Guiding the promising squad is the esteemed Head Coach Ibrahim Oduor.

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