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Kenya women’s beach volleyball team debut in Tokyo Olympics

VOLLEYBALL AND HANDBALL By Standard Sports | July 16th 2021
National Beach Volleyball players train at the Flamingo Beach sea front on February 26, 2020. [File, The Standard]

The Kenya National women's beach volleyball team is excited to debut in its first-ever Olympics Games in Tokyo. 

This comes after winning the very competitive Continental Cup cum Olympic qualifiers in Agadir, Morocco last month.

The Kenyan ladies team comprising of Brackcides Agala and Gaudencia Makokha overcame the strong Nigeria pair of Amarchi Uchechukwu and Francisca Ikhiede 2-1 (17-21, 21-18, 15- 10) 

After jetting into the country, the team has been training in Mombasa-Pride inn Flamingo Hotel. The training has progressed well and the ladies are fine set to actively compete in the Games. 

‘As much as we are excited, our eyes are on the prize and we can’t wait to represent not only our country but also the whole continent in the games, it is a huge responsibility but one we carry with honour,’ Head Coach, Sammy Mulinge said.

On Tuesday, 13th July 2021 the NOC-K Secretary-General Francis Mutuku provided support to the team by assuring the team of the organization’s support before, during and after the games.

 In addition, he provided travel kits, competition kits to the athletes as he wished them all the best in preparation.

The team is currently in Nairobi conducting Covid-tests ahead of their departure to the games tomorrow, Saturday 17th July 2021.

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