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Munala Keen On Topping Group After Convincing Nigeria Victory

SportPesa Global Chief Marketing Officer, Ms Joyce Kibe (sixth left, backrow) and Kenya Volleyball Federation President, Waithaka Kioni (fourth right) pose with coach Japheth Munala and his Malkia Strikers team on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. PHOTO/SPN
SportPesa Global Chief Marketing Officer, Ms Joyce Kibe (sixth left, backrow) and Kenya Volleyball Federation President, Waithaka Kioni (fourth right) pose with coach Japheth Munala and his Malkia Strikers team on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. PHOTO/SPN

YAOUNDE, Cameroon- Malkia Strikers head coach Japheth Munala is keen on finishing top of Group B after the convincing 3-0 victory over Nigeria in the opening match of the 2017 Women’s African Volleyball Championship in Yaounde on Saturday.

The national women’s team cruised to a 25-16, 25-18 and 25-10 win over the West African side in a one sided encounter.

With tougher matches against Senegal, DR Congo and Tunisia on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday respectively still on the cards, Munala has set his sights on picking maximum points against fringe opponents to secure first place and avoid exiting the competition early.

“With archrivals Algeria and Egypt falling in Group A alongside hosts Cameroon and Botswana, we have no option but to top our group. That will give us an easier opponent in the next round,” said Munala.

“The ladies were happy since they had avoided the tougher teams in the group stage. We have to take each team seriously, Senegal is unpredictable and Tunisia is a very good team,” added the former Kenyan international.

Malkia Strikers squad

Setters-Jane Wacu and Janet Wanja

Right – Violet Makuto, Immaculate Chemutai

Left -Mercy Moim, Noel Murambi, Leonida Kasaya ,Evelyne Makuto

Middle-Triza Atuka, Brackcidise Agala, Edith Wisa

Libero -Aggripina Kundu

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