Lung’aho brims with confidence as Kenya launches quest for Games ticket


The national women's volleyball coach David Lung'aho reacts during the 2015 FIVB World Cup in Japan. ...
(FILE)The national women's volleyball coach David Lung'aho reacts during the 2015 FIVB World Cup in Japan. PHOTO | FIVB

In Summary

  • Kenya's men senior volleyball team technical director David Lung'aho is optimistic the team will punch equal to their weight and prove their mettle during the Zone V All African Games qualifiers which serve off this afternoon at the Kasarani Indoor Arena.
  • Lung'aho who doubles up as the Kenya Prisons men tactician has issued a rallying call to the fans to turn up to the large numbers and support the team.

Kenya’s men senior volleyball team technical director David Lung’aho is optimistic the team will punch equal to their weight and prove their mettle during the Zone V All African Games qualifiers which serve off this afternoon at the Kasarani Indoor Arena.

The team last participated at the Africa Games in 2011in Mozambique where they finished third but missed in the 2015 edition held in Congo Brazzaville and Lung’aho is brimming with confidence the Moses Epoloto’s coached side will emulate heroic performance of their counterparts Malkia Strikers who clinched the sole corresponding women ticket a fortnight ago in Uganda.

Kenya will start her quest to bag the single ticket to today from 4pm against Uganda then subsequently take on Rwanda on tomorrow before winding up the tournament organised in a round-robin format against arch-rivals Egypt on Wednesday.

The Epoloto’s coached side was however scheduled to play Tanzania in their first match but the latter withdrew at the last minute owing to lack of funds. The three- day tourney has attracted four teams.

“The boys are ready to emulate the women team and the morale is high in the camp. All the three opponents are tough but we have had good training for the last one month and we are good to go, ” Lung’aho told Citizen Digital.

Lung’aho who doubles up as the Kenya Prisons men tactician has issued a rallying call to the fans to turn up to the large numbers and support the team.

“The government has waived off the gate charges and so we request the fans to come in large numbers and cheer our boys that’s why all our matches will be starting from 4pm,” he added.

Kenya’s 14-man strong squad has been conducting intensive training at the Kasarani Indoor Arena for the last three weeks and they were handed a massive boost following the arrival of the Italian coach Shailene Ramdoo who was behind Malkia’s success in Uganda alongside Japheth Munala.

SUMMARISED FIXTURES

DATE 3/6/2019

Match 1: 14.00 – Rwanda VS Egypt

Match 2-16.00. – Kenya VS Uganda

DATE 4/6/2019

Match 3- 14.00- Uganda v Egypt

Match 4- 16.00 – Kenya v Rwanda

DATE 5/6/2019

Match 5- 14.00 -Uganda VS Rwanda

Match 6- 16.00 – Egypt VS Kenya

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