NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 25 – Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) volleyball team has named Malkia Strikers head coach Paul Bitok as their new technical advisor and will offer technical support to head coach Japheth Munala who is also his assistant at the national team.
Bitok has been courted for a long time by the bankers who have also been on a spending spree to spruce up the squad as they look to dominate the local scene as well as prepare adequately for next year’s African Club Championships.
The experienced tactician has played and coached the bankers before and was also a one-time employee of KCB.
“We had an excellent run in 2019. We believe the new lineup sets us up for greater performance in 2020 and beyond. We are glad to have Bitok on board; his immense experience is key in our quest for challenge in local and continental honours,” said KCB Group Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Judith Sidi Odhiambo who is the Club’s Patron.
At the same time, the bankers have snapped up the experienced duo of left attacker Sharon Chepchumba from rivals Pipeline while middle blocker Edith Wisa has crossed over from Prisons.
The team has also invested in the youth, signing up libero Sandui Chepkemoi and setter Emmaculate Nekesa Masoki from reigning national and East Africa champions Kwanthanze Girls.
The bankers qualified for the 2020 Africa club championship as runners up after edging out Kenya Pipeline and DCI during the 2019 Kenya Volleyball Federation National play offs.
The team will be keen to improve on their 9th position finish during last year’s Women club championship held in Egypt.