Kenyans through to Africa beach volleyball championships
Posted Monday, February 18 2013 at 00:30
- The team’s coach, Kenya great Margaret Indakhala, is confident the team can clinch the African slot for the World championships.
Kenya’s national girls’ beach volleyball team booked a ticket to Africa beach Volleyball Championships without touching the ball after only two countries confirmed participation in the qualifiers planned for Entebbe, Uganda, last weekend.
Only hosts Uganda and Kenya confirmed participation for the qualifiers which were to feature junior and youth teams while Rwanda and Burundi skipped the event.
“We got a phone call from Uganda indicating that we were the only participants apart from the hosts and since two teams were to qualify for the final, we cancelled our trip to Uganda at the last minute,” said Ben Juma, the team’s leader of delegation.
The team will now continue training for next month’s continental championships as they seek a slot to the World championships.
The team’s coach, Kenya great Margaret Indakhala, is confident the team can clinch the African slot for the World championships.
According to Juma , the teams have been training in Nairobi under Indakhala and has predicted they will qualify for the World event.
“This is the best junior and youth team we have ever assembled after watching the players in the local beach volleyball leagues in Mombasa and Nairobi and believe they will carry Kenya’s flag high by winning the qualifiers “,Juma said.