Wacu misses World Cup party


NAIROBI, Kenya, October 21- National women’s volleyball team head coach, Paul Bitok, named the final squad of 12 for the forthcoming FIVB World Cup in Japan.

There is no space for Kenya Prisons setter Jane Wacu who was suspended from the team following accusations of insubordination during the Maputo All Africa Games in September.

Wacu, who was suspended by Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) in the aftermath, had her sanctions temporarily lifted to allow her feature for her side in the Club World Cup.

The World Cup team will be captained by her Prisons team mate, Bracksides Agala with Florence Bosire, Mercy Moim, Lydia Maiyo and Everline Makuto completing the Africa club champions line-up in the squad.

Kenya Pipeline have Esther Wangeci, Ruth Chepng’etich, Roseline Adhiambo and seasoned setter, Janet Wanja with KCB’s Noel Murambi completing the Japan squad.

The World Cup will run from November 4 to 18 where Kenya who have dominated continental women’s volleyball hoping to register their first ever victory at the competition.

KVF named Bitok, who has been coaching Rwanda to the helm of the national team, with his predecessor, David Lungaho as the assistant in a bid to give the side the country’s most seasoned tacticians.

The team departs on October 27 for a training stint in Cairo, Egypt before proceeding to Japan on November 1.


1. Everline Makuto Prisons

2. Esther Wangeci Pipeline

3. Diana Khisa Prisons

4. Ruth Chepngetich Pipeline

5. Janet Wanja Pipeline

6. Roseline Adhiambo Pipeline

7. Noel Murambi KCB

8. Lydia Maiyo Prisons

9. Mercy Moim Prisons

10. Bracksides Agala Prisons

11. Judy Tarus Prisons

12. Florence Bosire Prisons