Kenya women’s volleyball team Malkia Strikers is expected to register good results during this year’s Olympics slated for July and August in Tokyo, Japan.
Malkia Striker head coach Paul Bitok has revealed that he is impressed with the team’s quality preparation which began last month.
After residential training, Kenya Lionesses will head to Brazil before traveling to Turkey for another training camp. From Turkey, the team will return to Kenya for a while before leaving for Japan.
Bitok has applauded smooth cooperation between the National Olympics Committee (NOC-K), the Kenya Volleyball Association (KVF), and the Ministry of Sports.
“I have been a national team coach before but it has never been this smooth before, seeing the Ministry of Sports, NOC-K and KVF working flawlessly. This has enabled us to train under a very conducive environment so far, and we have a very good program between now and the Olympics time. The ball now is in our court to deliver,” he noted.
The team is eyeing to go beyond the group stage.
“I believe with the preparations we can win at least three matches or qualify for the quarter-finals. If we achieve such with the current generation, we will have made a major step in what we are building because we also have young players in the team who will be around for long,” Bitok added.