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4 February 2014
Nairobi, Kenya, February 4, 2014- National volleyball men’s team technical staff has announced final 12-man squad that would represent Kenya in the 2014 FIVB World Championships African Qualifiers Pool “U” scheduled to start at Moi International Sports Center on February 6, 2014.
Pool U features host Kenya, African champions Egypt, Cape Verde, Botswana and Zambia where the winner of the round robin tournament secures a World championship ticket.
The Kenyan team has: Daniel Kiptoo, Elisha Aliwa (setters); Saul Wafula, Wesley Rono, Sila Makiso (center); Dennis Mokua, Cornelius Kiplagat, Michael Chemos (right) and Bernard Musumba, James Ontere, Philip Maiyo (right) and John Ndung’u (libero).
New inclusion in the team is Ndung’u who plays for M-Roma of Italy. Maiyo is the captain of the team assisted by Aliwa.
Head coach Gideon Chenje announced the squad after morning training at Safaricom Indoor Arena yesterday.
On the other hand Botswana team had a successful camp in Algeria last week where they played the Algerian team who prepares also for Pool T qualifier in Cameroon February 12 to 18, 2014. They returned back to Rwanda to have the final touch of their preparations before they fly to Kenya on Wednesday.
Six time African champions Egypt arrived earlier to Nairobi to get enough acclimatisation on the weather as the host city is famous for the height of about 2000 m above sea level. The team will be without two main icons as setter Abdalla Mohamed and remarkable opposite Ahmed Salah who failed to be released from the Turkish clubs.
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