Kenya junior opens World Cup campaign against USA

By elvince joshua
Sep 30, 2021

Kenya opens World Cup campaign against USA Kenya women's under 23 volleyball team will open their campaign for the International Volleyball Federation,FIVB, U-23 World championship against USA when the games kick off in Mexico next on Octobet 5.

Kenya are grouped in pool B alongside China, USA, Brazil, Germany and Cuba and the matches are set to take place at Auditorium in the City of Mexicali, Mexico.

In the same pool, China will take on Germany as Brasil tackle Cuba in the final match of day one action at the same venue.

Kenya will then take on Germany in their next match before playing Brazil in the third match which will pave way for a date with Cuba and China in the fourth and fifth fixtures respectively.

Mexico, the host team, will play against Japan at the High Performance Center after the Opening Ceremony according to the Organising Committee.

Italy and Turkey, two of the European countries with a great volleyball tradition will open the championship in the first match at the High Performance Center.

After the first phase of the World Championship, the first two places of each pool will advance to semifinals, while the third and fourth will play for positions 5- 8.

The teams that will play in Mexicali and qualified among the Top 8 will travel to Tijuana to play the second round of the Tournament at the High Performance Center.

Kenyan team will depart on Tuesday, October 2 and are expected to arrive in Mexico on October 3.

Schedule of matches

Preliminary Round Pool A (High Performance Center Tijuana)-Italy vs Turkey, Dominican Republic vs Argentina, México vs Japan Pool B (State Auditorium-Mexicali) USA vs. Kenya, China vs. Germany, Brazil vs. Cuba Pool A (High Performance Center-Tijuana)- Japan vs Italy, Turquía vs. RD, México vs Argentina Pool B (State Auditorium-Mexicali) Kenya vs Germany, USA vs Cuba, Brazil vs China October 7 Pool A (High Performance Center-Tijuana)-Argentina vs Turkey, Japan vs. Dominican Republic, México vs Italia Pool B (State Auditorium-Mexicali) Kenya vs Brazil, USA vs. Germany, Cuba vs. China Pool A (High Performance Center- Tijuana)-Argentina vs. Japan, Dominican Republic vs. Italy, México vs. Turkey Pool B (State Auditorium- Mexicali) Cuba vs. Kenya, USA vs. China, Germany vs. Brazil October 9 Pool A (High Performance Center-Tijuana) Italy vs. Argentina, Turkey vs. Japan, Mexico vs. Dominican Republic Pool B (State Auditorium-Mexicali) China vs. Kenya, Germany vs. Cuba, USA vs. Brazil.

Kenya U-23 team Naomie Too, Nancy Mulonza, Triza Atuka, Leonida Kasaya, Violet Makuto and Eglay Kulova, Brenda Kamamoss, Valentine Jepkoech, Joy Luseneka, Agripina Kundu and Gladys Wairimu. Officials: Kenneth Tonui (Team manager), Sammy Mulinge (coach), Halima Bakari (assistant coach) and Paul Mang’oli (doctor), Jaxson Indakwa (Government representative), Sarah Karongo (physiotherapist).