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Malkia Boss Munala Oozing Confidence As Congo Looms

Malkia Strikers training at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. PHOTO/SPN

YAOUNDE, Cameroon- Malkia Strikers head coach, Japheth Munala is oozing confidence ahead of their third Pool B match-against Congo in the ongoing CAVB Africa Women’s Volleyball Championships in Yaounde, Cameroon on Monday evening.

Strikers whitewashed Senegal 3-0 (25-21, 28-26 and 25-15) in the second group match on Sunday to make it two out of two after beating Nigeria in the opening match on Saturday.

With a berth at next year’s World Championships at stake, the national team head coach has urged the nine-time African champions not to be complacent as they seek to reclaim the crown they last won in 2015 and book a ticket for Japan.

Due respect

“We want to defend the Africa title, and for Congo, with all due respect, are in the tournament just to see how far they can go,” said Munala whose side thrashed Nigeria in straight sets of 25-16, 25-18 and 25-10.

Munala noted his side had to work hard to shake off moments of pressure to seal the win.

“Senegal is one of the unpredictable teams in the tournament, they did push us very much in the first two sets more so in the second before we finished them off in the third,” Munala.

Elsewhere in Pool A, Algeria was too strong for former Africa champions Egypt after cruising to a 3-0 win (25-12, 25-17 and 25-14).

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