Nairobi — The national women's volleyball team, Malkia Strikers, will undergo a residential training camp in Morocco ahead of the Federation of International Volleyball (FIVB) Challenger Cup in France as well as the Africa Nations Volleyball Championships in Cameroon.
The residential camp marks a return to action for the women's team after their exploits at last September's World Championships in Poland and the Netherlands.
The volleyball queens bowed out at the group stage although they made history with their first win at the global showpiece, dismissing continental champions Cameroon in straight sets of 25-20, 27-25 and 25-18.
In Cameroon, Malkia will face a tall order against the defending champions who will be out for revenge and keen on preserving the title they won against the Kenyans at the last edition in Kigali, Rwanda in 2021.
Coach Paul Bitok on Wednesday afternoon named a 20-player provisional team that will be part of the Morocco camp as well as spearheading the continental campaign.
MALKIA STRIKERS PROVISIONAL SQUAD
1. Emmaculate Nekesa - KCB
2. Rose Magoi - Pipeline
3. Veronica Kilabat - KDF
4. Esther Mutinda - KCB
1. Sharon Chumba - Aris Thessaloniki, Greece
2. Loice Simiyu - Pipeline
3. Pamela Adhiambo - Pipeline
OUTSIDE HITTERS (LEFT ATTACKERS)
1. Moim Mercy - KCB
2. Veronica Adhiambo - Tarsus Belediyespor, Turkey
3. Juliana Namutira - KCB
4. Leonida Kasaya - Pipeline
5. Jemimah Siango - DCI
6. Yvone Wavinya - Prisons
1. Delphine Misoki - Prisons
2. Agripina Kundu - Pipeline
1. Edith Wisah - KCB
2. Belinda Barasa - KCB
3. Lorine Chebet - Prisons
4. Gladys Ekaru - Pipeline
5. Trizah Atuka - Pipeline