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Indakala, Rotich named in Kenya Volleyball Federation technical bench

VOLLEYBALL AND HANDBALL By - | May 10th 2013

By OSCAR PILIPILI

Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) has named technical benches to steer senior national teams to forthcoming continental fixtures.

Notable inclusions in the coaching staff are former national team players Margaret Indakala and Edna Rotich.

David Lung’aho is in charge of the women’s team while Sammy Kirongo and Rotich are assistants.

Lung’aho has won African Clubs Championship seven times, five with his current club Prisons and twice with Pipeline.

The Prisons coach said he will work hard to ensure that Kenya remains at the top of continental volleyball.

“Our immediate targets are winning African Cup of Nations and 2014 FIVB World Championships Qualifiers,” he said.

Lung’aho, popularlyknown as “Demosh”, has previously handled the team in various capacities.

Kirongo who plies his club volleyball at Blue Triangle is no stranger to the technical bench. A former national team player, Kirongo coached the women’s team during the 2007 FIVB World Cup in Japan. Gideon Chenje heads the men’s national team bench and will be assisted by Gideon Tarus, Patrick Owino and Indakala.

Chenje is the person at the helm of Prisons men’s team that finished fourth overall in recent African Clubs Championships in Tripoli, Libya.

He has previously handled the national team for men in the capacity of head coach.

Chenje coached the team to bronze position in 2011 Algiers All African Games and propelled his Prisons club to silver medal in African Clubs Championships the same year.

Tarus coaches league side General Service Unit team while Indakala is back to local volleyball after close to five years stint at Patriotic Army of Rwanda club.

Owino, a long time national team player, is the person at the helm of Forest Rangers league side. Chenje welcomed his appointment and promised to work hard and unite the technical bench.

The technical officials were named during Kenya Volleyball Federation national executive committee meeting at Nyayo National Stadium last Saturday.

While unveiling the officials in Nairobi yesterday, KVF Secretary General Evans Wasike said the immediate task for the tacticians is to prepare teams for African Cup of Nations expected to be held in Nairobi in August.

NATIONAL TEAM BENCHES:

MEN: Head coach: Gideon Chenje Ass coach: Patrick Owino, Gideon Tarus, Margaret Indakala.

 WOMEN: Head coach: David Lung’aho; Ass coach: Sammy Kirongo, Edna Rotich.

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