NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 12- Kenya Prisons woman’s volleyball team head coach David Lung’aho will have a full squad to choose from when he parades his charges during this year’s Kenya Volleyball Federation national playoffs set for November 25 at the Makande Hall in Mombasa.
Lungaho, who last lifted the national gong way back in 2013, received a major boost with the return of her captain Loice Jepkosgei who sprained her ankle last month.
Everline Makuto will also play her first league match for Prisons this year since her return to the local scene from a season professional stint in France.
The former Chameliers’ attacker returned to full training two weeks ago with Prisons after shaking off a nagging knee injury which has kept her out of action since June.
The duo’s return to the squad is expected to inject additional confidence to the side which is yet to loose a league match this season.
Though Prisons lost their first match to defending champions, Kenya Pipeline in the finals of Baringo County tournament in Eldama Ravine last month, Lung’aho insist that the loss was a positive challenge for his squad adding that they will pull a surprise this year.
“This is our year. We have everyone back and this is going to be our opportunity to win back the title,” Lung’aho said after his side’s training session on Sunday.
Yvonne Wavinya will also be available for selection. She twisted her left finger three weeks ago while on national duty with the under 23 team at the African Championship.
The youthful and promising star will provide an additional option to Jepkosgei and Makuto on the left.
Prisons’ right attack will have Lydia Maiyo and Emmaculate Chemutai while centre boasts of a strong line up consisting of Praxcides Agala, Joan Chelagat and Edith Wisa. Jane Wacu will most definitely start ahead of Joy Lusenaka as the main setter.
The winner of the national title will book automatic ticket to next year’s Confederation of Africa Volleyball (CAVB) women’s club championship.
Other contenders for the women’s throne are Nairobi Water and Commercial Bank.