Kenya Pipeline Players Secure Malkia Strikers Slots Ahead Of Challenger Cup

Kenya Pipeline Women Volleyball Club during a past chmpionship. PHOTO/ KPWVC

NAIROBI, Kenya- A total of six players from the Kenya Pipeline Women Volleyball Club have been selected by the Kenya Volleyball Federation to form part of the provisional Malkia Strikers team that jetted out yesterday to Manila, Philippines to take part in the 2024 Challenger Cup.

Captained by Kenya Pipeline’s Trizah Atuka, Malkia Strikers will be the only African team in the Challenger Cup and is poised to contest strongly in the 4-day tournament kicking off on 4th July.

Captain Trizah Atuka expressed confidence in the team’s abilities, stating that they are ready to battle it out in the Challenger Cup and spike their way to the Volleyball Nations League set to take place in Łódź, Poland.

“The KPC team is exceptionally talented and I am confident that our players will add great value to the Malkia Strikers squad set to represent Kenya and Africa at large in the upcoming games,” she stated.

KPC players who have been called up to the Malkia Strikers team include Trizah Atuka who plays as a middle blocker, Leonida Kasaya (outside hitter), Emmaculate Nekesa (setter), Loice Simiyu, Pamela Adhiambo (opposite players) and Agripina Kundu (Libero).

Volleyball superstar, Janet Wanja, who is currently employed at KPC as a fitness instructor, will also be part of the Malkia Strikers team taking part in the Challenger Cup and 2024 Olympics in Paris. 

Malkia Strikers inaugural participation at the Volleyball Challenger Cup comes just before the 2024 Olympic Games which Malkia Strikers has qualified for. Malkia Strikers will be the only African team taking part in the Olympics in Paris, France and will play under Pool B which comprises of Brazil, Poland, Japan and Kenya.

The Malkia Strikers are set to face stiff competition in both the Challenger Cup and the Olympic Games. Nonetheless, with their strong team dynamics and determination, they are confident of achieving positive results.

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