NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 24 – KCB women’s volleyball team assistant coach David Kinga is confident his charges will emerge victors when they face Kenya Prisons in their first match of the national play-offs in Mombasa on Friday.
The Bankers have beaten Prisons three times this season and Kinga says he will be banking on that to win the match as they seek to grab a ticket to the 2017 Africa Club Championship competitions.
“Last season it was difficult for us because many of our players went to Prisons and Pipeline but this year we have prepared well and we have done good training so we have hope we will win the play-offs,” Kinga asserted.
“All of my players are experienced and they will help us win. I have three players who are in the U-23 national team and I am sure they will play a great role in this games. We can win against Prisons because we have beaten them three times this season; in the final twice and semi once,” the assistant coach added.
KCB will then take on defending champions Kenya Pipeline in their next game on Saturday afternoon while the final clash will see them take on Nairobi Water on Sunday.
However, the Bankers will be worried by the availability of Prisons attacker Mercy Moim, blocker Brackcides Agala, Evelyn Makuto and setter Jane Wacu who return to the club after having stint in Europe.
KCB captain Gladys Wairimu has called on her charges to give their best and make sure they start on a winning note since it will determine how they will perfume in the play-offs.
“We have prepared well. We have a good team and if we can cooperate and put to practice what we have been doing in training, then I have no doubts that we will win. We will miss some our colleagues who are with the national team but I am confident with the team that is in camp,” she said.
Prisons head coach David Lung’aho has an uphill task as he looks to reclaim the title he last won in 2013.
Prisons have been on a rollercoaster form this year, losing only once to their favourite title contenders Kenya Pipeline, last month in Ravine. This coupled by the fact that they will have a full house following the return of captain Loice Jepkosgei and Makuto from injury is expected to add a lot of weight on the other side of the pendulum.