Kenya Pipeline’s women’s volleyball team libero Agrippina Kundu is the surprise inclusion in the 15 member squad named on Friday for the African Olympic Qualifiers set for February in Yauonde, Cameroon.
Kundu who was named 2014 Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) national league libero will compete for the starting line up against regular and Kenya Prisons’s libero Elizabeth Wanyama in the eight day event that will see the overall winner book direct slot to this Olympic Games in Brazil.
The technical bench is scheduled to axe one more player prior before the teams departure on February 10. I have always put my best foot forward in the training and am happy my efforts have paid off,” said Kundu on her selection by the technical bench headed by Japheth Munala who is awaiting the arrival of Kenya Prisons duo of sensational setter Jane Wacu and left attacker and Africa Cup of nations most valuable player Evelyne Makuto.
Both play for French club Charmaeleir and are expected to link up with the squad on Monday. Team’ s captain Mercy Moim who is away in Finland with club Ploki- Orpo will join the team in Cameroon.
“The preparations are going on well and the players are rearing to go. We are aware only one slot is up for grabs and we will give our best shot. We have faith in the selected players and we hope they will deliver, ” said Munala who also handles Kenya Pipeline.
“Hosts Cameron, Egypt, Tunisia and title holders Algeria will pose a great challenge but was quick to note that they are up to the task.”
The players who were dropped from the team for qualifiers are Loise Tarus, Rose Magoi, Veronica Tanui, Evelyne Mbone, Edina Mwombe, Ruth Jelagat, Anne Valentine Chepkoech, Lowem,Emma Chemtai and Shyrine Chepkemboi.
Provisional squad: Setter Jane Wacu, Joy Luseneka, Right attackers-Lydia Maiyo, Gaudencia Makokha, Leonida Kasaya, Left Attackers- Mercy Moim, Evelyne Makuto, Noel Murambi, Monica Biama, Centre Violet Makuto, Joan Jelagat, Triza Atuka and Edith Wisa Liberos-Elizabeth Wanyama and Agrippina Kundu.