Malkia Strikers in Kurume City, Japan, on July 13, 2021. [Edward Alusa/Team Kenya]

The national women’s volleyball team Malkia Strikers left the country on Friday evening heading to Rwanda ahead of the women’s Africa Nations Cup tip-off on Sunday.

Kenya, who are the record African champions with nine titles, will be seeking to dethrone Cameroon who beat them 3-2 in 2019 final in Cairo, Egypt.

Paul Bitok will guide the team which saw the inclusion of three new players including Kenya Pipeline duo of Esther Mutinda and Sinaida Yvonne as well as Veronica Adhiambo of Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

Other players in the travelling squad will include captain Mercy Moim, Joy Lusenaka, Edith Wisa, Lorine Chebet, Gladys Ekaru, Leonida Kasaya, Pamela Masaisai, Sharon Chepchumba, Emmaculate Chemtai, Aggripina Kundu and Elizabeth Wanyama who returns to the team.

Malkia Strikers Squad 

Setters-Joy Lusenaka, Esther Mutinda

Middle blockers-Edith Wisa, Lorine Chebet, Gladys Ekaru, Yvonne Sinaida

Outside hitters -Mercy Moim, Leonida Kasaya, Veronica Adhiambo, Pamela Masaisai 

Opposite-Sharon Chepchumba, Emmaculate Chemtai

Liberos -Aggripina Kundu, Elizabeth Wanyama


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