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At 37 I can’t retire volleyball now: Ndasaba

Dorcas Ndasaba happy with her continuous volleyball career.
Nagoya, Japan, November 14, 2007 - At the age of 37 still there is more to achieve in Volleyball field for the Kenyan Star Dorcas Ndasaba who was chosen as the Most Impressive Player in their match against Thailand where the African team was near to achieve the first ever victory over a non African team in the history of the World Cup. After more than 13 years at the international level since her first appearance with the Kenyan National team in 1994, Ndasaba managed to continue her volleyball international career although she faced the most difficult situation in her life when she was dropped from the final squad selected for this World Cup before returning back in the last minute after a big revolution from the local media who thought that her absence wasn’t due to technical causes. In the World Cup Ndasaba proved her consistency and comes as the most prominent players in the Kenyan squad and she is the team’s best scorer in this prestigious FIVB event. 
 When Ndasaba was dropped from the World Cup squad 2 days before the team departure from Nairobi to Japan, all the Media specially press attacked the decision which was followed by a last minute recall for the team captain ahead of departure. That reaction showed how much respect the Media put in Ndasaba and her value to the team. Although Ndasaba lost her position as a team captain in this competition to her near colleague Catherine Wanjiru, she remained the main engine in her team’s psychology and motivations.
 What is more exciting is that Ndasaba was a member in Kenya National team that achieved the only African victory in the history of the World Cup. “It was a memorial victory against our compatriot Egypt in my first FIVB competition in 1995 here in Japan as I was a new member of the National team at that time,” Ndasaba remembered. “I like Volleyball and I didn’t consider yet how will I live a day without practicing my beloved sport even when I’m 37 years old now.
 Dorcas Ndasaba is a mother for a girl aged 13 years old and now and she feels that volleyball wasn’t at any time an obstacle to take care of her own family. “Volleyball gives me the breath of live and with it I enjoy everything around me. Above this it gives me all this love from the spectators and I’m happy to achieve something to my big family in Kenya.” Beside her family and the professional volleyball career, Ndasaba Works in Telecom Kenya company in the financial department.
 Ndasaba is happy with her career specially that she played in all the big international competitions including the Olympic Games in Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004, the World Championship in 2002 and 2006 and the World Cup in 1995 and 2007.


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