Kenya’s female volleyball team, Malkia Strikers, has qualified for the 2020 Olympics. The Olympics will be held in Tokyo, Japan in July.
This will be the first time since 2004, that the Kenyan Female volleyball team will participate in the Olympics.
The Malkia Stars beat Nigeria in three sets 25-15, 25-21 and 25-12 to make it to the tournament.
While congratulating the team Sports PS Ambassador Kirimi Kaberia said, “The Government will ensure Malkia Strikers gets the best preparation before the Olympic games so that they can compete on an equal footing with the other teams.”
“Congratulations to Malkia Strikers for making Kenya proud by qualifying for the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo. We now have three team sports at the Olympics as Malkia Strikers now join rugby Sevens men and women’s teams,” Amb. Kaberia added.
Paul Bitok, National women’s volleyball team head coach, on December 31st 2009, encouraged the players prior to their travel to Yaoundé, Cameroon.
“I urge my players to avoid complacency as our opponents are heavily preparing for this sole ticket. We have great confidence ahead of the competition thus we urge the nation to fully support us during the qualifiers,” Bitok reiterated.