Malkia Strikers training without power, water
The national women’s volleyball team Malkia Strikers’ camp at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani has been plagued by constant water and power shortages.
Malkia Strikers Technical Director David Lung’aho bemoaned the poor state of living conditions saying the situation has only deteriorated by the day over their two-week stay in camp.
“For the last three days that we have been training here without power but we thank God because the training has been smooth and no injuries have occurred. It is unfortunate that power was disconnected in this training facility and it has really affected our routines. Hopefully the government is going to step in as we approach our last week,” Lung’aho told Citizen Digital.
Despite the regrettable conditions, Lunga’ho assured the squad’s morale has not been affected as they prepare for their African Women’s Volleyball Championship title defence in Cameroonian capital Yaounde.
“Our intentions are very clear; being the defending champions, we are going for nothing short of the crown. We have to approach this tournament with a little bit of caution but I think we are tactically superior and what remains is to build our mental capacity. The players share the same confidence with me,” Lung’aho said.
At the same time, Head Coach Mr. Japheth Munala is expected to trim his 16 players list to either 12 or 14 players before the team jets out on October 2.
Seychelles-based setter Jane Wacu will join the team on October 30.
Kenya has won five of the last six editions of the biennial continental competition with their latest triumph coming in 2015 when they defeated Algeria 3-0 in the capital Nairobi.
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