Tokyo Olympics preparations: Malkia Strikers receive technical coaches from Brazil
VOLLEYBALL AND HANDBALL By Odero Charles | April 20th 2021
The National Women’s Volleyball team Malkia Strikers on Tuesday received technical coaches from Brazil who will assist the team in preparing for the Tokyo Olympics.
The inclusion of the technical coaches in the team is part of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Empowerment Program, in collaboration with Kenya Volleyball Federation and Olympics Kenya.
FIVB are supporting the elaborate project that started with consultations and meetings with KVF months ago.
The coaches who are in Kenya for the scoping phase of the project will work with the team until the end of the month.
They are in the country to observe the current situation of the team and how the coaches work with them.
The objective is to assist the only African representative in the Olympics, to improve the technical performance of the national team, and its performance beyond Tokyo, in order to change global perception of Africa Women volleyball at the global stage.
The coaches include Head Coach - Mr. Luizomar de Moura – who is the head coach of the Brazilian Team Osasco Volleyball Club and the former national youth coach of Brazil , Assistant Coach - Mr. Jefferson Arosti, Strength & Conditioning Trainer - Mr. Marcelo Vitorino de Souza, and Team Manager - Mr. Roberto Opice Neto.
The Malkia Strikers coaches, lead by Head Coach Paul Bitok will also take part in the project, as an empowerment program for the coaches as well.
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16 Kenyan players and coaches will travel to Brazil in the beginning of May for a 45 -day training camp and competition.