Kenya’s beach volleyball team intensifies training ahead of Olympic qualifiers

By KNA On Wed, 26 Feb, 2020 16:43 | < 1 min read
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Kenya women’s national beach volleyball team training at Flamingo Beach Hotel in Mombasa to prepare for the Olympic Qualifiers in Nigeria. PHOTO | KNA
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    The beach volleyball Olympic Qualifiers will be played in Nigeria from Marth 4-8, 2020, at Jabi Lake Beach in Abuja. Kenya is grouped together with the hosts Nigeria, Cape Verde, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Kenya Women’s national beach volleyball team exuded confidence that they will qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games in July this year.

After successful zonal qualifiers in Tanzania in January 2020, the beach volleyball team has pitched camp in Mombasa to prepare for Olympic Qualifiers in Nigeria from Marth 4-8, 2020, at Jabi Lake Beach in Abuja.

Kenya came second during the first round qualifier games played at Mbalamwezi Beach in Dar es Salaam behind Rwanda.

“The players are in top form and determined to make history and qualify for Olympic Games for the first time,” said the team coach Sammy Mulinge.

Speaking to Kenya News Agency on Wednesday at Flamingo Beach Hotel where the beach volleyball team is camping, Mulinge said his players were responding well to training and injuries reported so far.

He said the camp was providing conducive environment for training and thanked the hotel management for according the team the necessary support.

Mulinge said out of the six players at the camp, two will be dropped before the team departs for Nigeria.

Kenya is grouped together with the hosts Nigeria, Cape Verde, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where all teams will face each other in a round-robin fixture.

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