Volleyball: I’m proud of my team, says Mabwi

Under-20 National Volleyball team's Kenya International and National Youth Talent Academy Coach Catherine Mabwi, right, give instruction to players undergoing training at Kasarani Sports Complex Stadium on Monday, January 12thj, 2015. Photo/Jonah Onyango.

Kenya Under-23 women’s volleyball coach Catherine Mabwi is satisfied with her side’s performance despite losing by straight sets to champions Brazil.

The Kenyans lost 15-2, 15-5, 15-12, 15-10 in the Pool B opening match of the 2017 FIVB women’s U-23 World Championships at the Sportna Dvorana Tivolo Hall in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The South Americans capitalised on the Kenyans’ poor reception and blocks to win the game, which was played under a new scoring system currently under test: a best-of-seven, 15-point set format.

Mabwi conceded that Brazil was a better side but urged her players to focus on their match against Bulgaria.

Captain Shyrine Jepkembo is also looking forward to an improved performance against Bulgaria.

[Rodgers Eshitemi]

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