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Ochieng dropped as KPA goes hunting in Tunisia event

VOLLEYBALL AND HANDBALL By Ernest Ndunda | April 13th 2021
Kenya Ports Authority volley ball team Coach, Samson Sunguti [left] talks to players during training session at KPA Gymnasium in Mombasa. They are preparing for Africa mens volleyball club championship to be held in Tunisia. 6th April 2021.[Omondi Onyango,Standard]

Jeferey Ochieng was the only player dropped from a 15-man squad as Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) men’s volleyball team began their journey to Africa Club championships in Tunis, Tunisia.

The team will leave tonight for Tunisia ahead of the championships that will be held from April 16-28.

The team concluded its residential training on Sunday at Makande Indoor Gymnasium and were expected to undergo Covid-19 tests yesterday.

National players Sammy Ngeny, Elija Bosire and Enock Mogeni are expected to steer the dockers to success.

Assistant coach Sammy Mulinge said all arrangements are in place and the team is psyched up for their maiden appearance at the continental championship.

The dockers are under the tutelage of Samson Sunguti who is optimistic the team will make it to the quarter finals.

League champions, General Service Unit (GSU) is the other Kenyan team that will take part in the Tunis event after Prisons Kenya pulled out due to financial constraints.

Meanwhile, Mulinge said national women's beach volleyball team has rescheduled its training program to give players time to participate in the Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB) Club Championships.

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Mulinge, who is the national women beach volleyball coach, said all national players are engaged with their respective clubs preparing for the continental event set for Tunisia.

Teams are expected to arrive in Sousse on April 19 with a technical meeting set for April 20 before action serves off on April 21.

Kenya will be represented by Prisons Kenya, Kenya Pipeline and Kenya Commercial bank (KCB)

Kenyan clubs have won the championship 13 times compared to Egyptian clubs that have won 10 times, with Tunisia and Algeria clubs winning five and twice respectively.

 

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