KCB’s finest Mercy Moim will captain Malkia Striker’s in the upcoming International Volleyball Federation Challenger Cup scheduled for June 27th -30th in Laval, France.
The Middle blocker will be joined by 4 other KCB teammates- Setter Immaculate Nekesa, Middle blockers Belinda Barasa, and Edith Wisa, as well as Outside hitter Juliana Namutira.
The 14-member squad has been camping in Morocco for the past 3 weeks sharpening their skills ahead of the international outing. They managed two thrash Morocco in the two friendly matches the team participated in against the North-African side.
“I am always happy to be called upon to represent my country on a global stage. This is indeed a good challenge for us as we prepare even for the 2024 Paris Olympics. We want to give our all and ensure that we put Kenya on the map. This squad is more than ready to participate against the best of the best in the world. The blend of young and experienced players will make this outing intriguing,” said Malkia striker’s captain, Mercy Moim.
The Kenyan team will kick off its campaign against Colombia on tomorrow in the quarterfinals before the semis at the same venue.
Under the tutelage of experienced coach Paul Bitok, the team will be looking to also to strengthen its vault ahead of the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
“I am more than ready with the squad for this challenge. We are banking on the entire squad because we believe in their potential. We have adequately prepared for this competition, and we will try as much as possible to minimize errors,” said Malkia Striker’s Coach, Paul Bitok.
The other teams in the tournament are Mexico, Vietnam, France, Colombia , Sweden, Ukraine and Croatia.