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Volleyball side targets history in Mexico

04 October 2013, 14:00

Nairobi - The national women’s volleyball team is aiming to make history at the Federation of International Volleyball Board (FIVB) Championships that start tomorrow in Mexico.

The team is upbeat ahead of the Under-21 tournament despite history and the odds stacked heavily against them.

Making history

It was ascertained no national volleyball team from the continent has ever won a match in major international events such as the World Cup, World Championships and Olympic Games.

National Head Coach, Sammy Mulinge, said the women were adamant to do their best to attain better results even though their opponents boast of better exposure and experience.

“Our target is to win at least one match because such achievement would mean history has been written not only in Kenya but in Africa as well,” Mulinge said.

The Kenya Volleyball Federation chairperson, Waithaka Kioni, meanwhile hosted the team for a luncheon before the scheduled departure for Mexico.

Mulinge urged the volleyball federation to begin registering teams in the global age-group competitions, as this would help build competent and highly experienced players for upcoming assignments.

Kenya will be playing against some of World’s finest sides as such as Brazil, Germany, Japan, China, Argentina and USA in the tournament that ends on the 14th in Mexico.

– CAJ News

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