National volleyball Coach David Lung’aho says he is readying for battle when his girls meet with Cameroon in their fourth match of the ongoing Women Volleyball African Cup Of Nations. The sides have not lost a single match in the tournament, both recording a 3/3 performance.
Today’s match at the Kasarani Gymnasium will be more of a final with the winner likely to carry the championship and Kenya – the defending Champions – will be out to retain their title in front of the home fans. “It is really going to be a tough match because both of us are unbeaten in the first three matches.
Cameroon have quite improved having watched their games this year and they are better on the blocking, something that we really have to think about,” says Lung’aho who also doubles up as the Kenya Prisons Coach. Adds the decorated coach: “They also have good attackers but for us we will be there to win in front of our home fans.
Our speed and aggression will help us a lot and we will also rectify one or two mistakes that we have noticed in the first three games to ensure we are flawless against the West Africans.” “She is a very talented volleyballer and one who will be of very good impact in the national team. She has shown her worth and I am optimistic she will get better.
The other young girls have also been very impressive; Gaudencia Makokha, Esther Wangechi and Monica Biama have all shown a good game,” Lung’aho says in reference to Violet Makuto, younger sister to experienced Evelyn Makuto. - By TIMOTHY OLOBULU