Evergreen Mercy Moim signs for Thai outfit, Supreme Club


Evergreen Mercy Moim signs for Thai outfit, Supreme Club
Former Strathmore Jaguars player Samuel Gacharira "Petit" awards Kenya national Winger spiker Mercy Moim after winning the 2018 FIVB World championship qualifiers women match at Kasarani stadium Gymnasium on July 30, 2017. Kenya team won 3-0. Photo/Oliver Ananda/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • National women’s volleyball team captain and the 2018 Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) League Most Valuable Player Mercy Moim, has penned down a five-month contract deal with Thailand champions, Supreme Club.
  • Moim who helped her immediate club Kenya Prisons reclaim the KVF league in 2018; will play her first match for her new club this Saturday.
  • This is Moim’s fourth stint outside Africa in as many years. The 28-year-old star has also turned out for Finland’s top tier-clubs Liiga Plooki, Orpro VC and also Azzerail Baku Volleyball club of Azerbaijan.

National women’s volleyball team captain and the 2018 Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) League Most Valuable Player Mercy Moim, has penned down a five-month contract deal with Thailand champions, Supreme Club.

The evergreen former Cheptil High School player has been away in Thailand for the last three weeks in view of completing the deal with the Southeast Asian nation top flight side, which materilased this week.

Supreme clinched last year’s Thailand League after garnering 37 points ahead of Nakhon Ratchasima the Mall’s who finished runners up on 34 points.

Moim who helped her immediate club Kenya Prisons reclaim the KVF league in 2018; will play her first match for her new club this Saturday.

Prisons coach Barasa said: “Yes, she flew out for trials but as of now I don’t know whether she has signed any contract because she is still our player,” he said, adding: “It will be a blow if indeed it is true because we are banking on her experience to triumph in this year’s Africa Club Championship.”

This is Moim’s fourth stint outside Africa in as many years. The 28-year-old star has also turned out for Finland’s top tier-clubs Liiga Plooki, Orpro VC and also Azzerail Baku Volleyball club of Azerbaijan.

Meanwhile, African Volleyball Confederation (CAVB) has nominated Egypt as hosts for the 2019 Men’s and Women’s African Club championship.

The annual competition will be held in Ahly Club Halls and is expected to attract the major clubs in the continent.

The women contest will run from March 16-25 while the men championship will serve off from March 30 – April 11.

Kenya Prisons and Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) will fly Kenya’s flag in the women category while General Service Unit (GSU) will be eyeing to clinch the first ever men title for Kenya.

Prisons are the last Kenyan side to clinch the coveted title for women when the reigning champions downed GSP Algier of Algeria in 2013

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