Kenya’s national beach volleyball coach Salome Wanjala misses the World Cup

The Volleyball World Championship will be held from June 10th to 19th in Rome, Italy

Coach Wanjala is currently in Mombasa to prepare other team members for the upcoming 2022 Commonwealth Games, scheduled from April 4th to August 31st in Birmingham, UK.

However, the African champion has to count on the services of beach volleyball coach Patrick Owino.

The men’s team failed to qualify for the biannual tournament as South Africa, Gambia and Rwanda took the only qualifying spots at the qualifiers in Accra, Ghana in March of that year.

African Women’s Volleyball Clubs Championships

There were concerns as to whether the duo would be ready to take part in the nine-day tournament as Makokha was the only player to train with coach Wanjala in Mombasa.

From May 19 to June 1, 2022, Agala competed in the African Women’s Volleyball Clubs Championships. At the continental tournament, KCB beat Al Ahly of Egypt 3-1 to claim the title for the first time since 2006.

“Makokha left for Nairobi today (yesterday) to join Agala for the Rome tournament. The duo have performed together before and there is no need to worry about the preparations.” Wanjala told the Standard when asked if Agala’s participation in the club championships will affect her performance in Italy.

At the World Cup, Kenya was placed in Pool L alongside hosts Italy, Germany and Poland. Other representatives of Africa include; Morocco and Mozambique and Egypt are in pools C and K, respectively.

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