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