Coach upbeat as Cairo tour starts

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NAIROBI, Kenya, October 28- The national women’s volleyball team will feature in their first friendly in Cairo on Friday after arriving in Egypt to continue their preparations for the FIVB World Cup.

Speaking to Capital Sport from Cairo, assistant head coach, David Lungaho, said the team arrived in Cairo at 1am local time and embarked on their training ahead of their first of five friendlies they will feature in their tour.

The side will play against the Egyptian national team as well as Al Ahly, El Sham and Petro clubs with the last side set to be confirmed before their departure for Japan on November 1.

“The team has posted very tremendous improvement this year and we are confident of coming home with better results. We have managed to study some of our opponents and we are confident we will come home with better news,” head coach, Paul Bitok said before they left for Egypt.

Attacker Evelyne Makuto who will lead Kenya’s assault in Japan believes Kenya will stage a better performance this year.

“We are going to win at least two matches now that the bench has brought junior player full of energy to play in the world cup,” she stated.

The top three nations at the World Cup will automatically qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games with the rest heading back to their continents to fight for a slot for London.

Kenya will open their campaign against Germany on November 4 in Nagoya.

– By Gloria Kendi

THE SQUAD IN EGYPT

Evelyne Makuto-Prisons
Esther Wangeci – Pipeline
Diana Khisa -Prisons
Ruth Chepng’etich -Pipeline
Janet Wanja -Pipeline
Roselyne Adhiambo -Pipeline
Noel Murambi -KCB
Lydia Maiyo – Prisons
Mercy Moim -Prisons
Bracksides Agala-Prisons
Judy Tarus -Prisons
Florence Bosire-Prisons

Coach – Paul Bitok
Assistant coach – David Lung’aho

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