FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix

TEAM COMPOSITION


 KEN / Kenya

 
Team manager David KILUNDO
Coach David LUNGAHO
Assistant coach Japheth MUNALA
Doctor Paul MANGOLI
Physiotherapist Sarah KARONGO
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Jane Wairimu Wacu 24.03.1985 174 60 300 285 Kenya Prisons
  2   Everlyne Makuto Makuto E. 25.08.1990 181 64 328 308 Kenya Prisons
  3 Triza Atuka Trizah 14.04.1992 188 65 298 293 Kenya Pipeline company
  4   Esther Wangeshi Wangeshi 22.03.1990 180 73 302 296 Kenya Pipeline Company
  5 Diana Khisa Diana 26.05.1987 180 72 305 300 Kenya Prisons
  6   Ruth Jepngetich Ruth 09.04.1990 186 74 0 0 Kenya Pipeline Company
  7 Jannet Wanja Wanja 24.02.1984 175 59 299 287 Kenya Pipeline Company
  8   Violet Makuto Makuto V. 12.03.1992 167 65 298 290 Kenya Pipeline Company
  L 9 Elizabeth Wanyama Elizah 27.05.1987 174 68 270 260 Kenya Prisons
  10   Noel Murambi Murambi 29.01.1989 178 68 0 0 Kenya Commercial Bank
  11 Esther Mwombe Mwombe 12.05.1987 173 67 300 285 Kenya Prisons
  12   Lydia Maiyo Maiyo 03.11.1988 185 75 325 315 Kenya Prisons
  13 Joan Kibor Chelagat 30.09.1989 175 62 302 299 KENYA PRISONS
  14   Mercy Moim Moim 01.01.1989 183 72 320 308 Kenya Prisons
  C 15 Brackcides Khadambi Blaque 14.05.1984 180 70 310 306 Kenya Prisons
  L 16   Agripina Kundu Kundu 24.04.1993 165 66 294 288 Kenya Pipeline Company
  17 Gaudencia Makokha Gaudencia 15.11.1992 187 68 280 270 Kenya Pipeline company
  18   Monica Biama Monica 23.08.1988 176 59 300 270 Kenya Pipeline Company
  19 Edith Mukuvilani Edith 20.07.1994 184 73 305 298 Kenya Prisons
  20   Joy Lusenaka Joy 25.02.1991 180 62 302 290 Kenya Prisons
  21 Leonida Kasaya Kasaya 10.10.1993 168 67 297 292 Kenya Pipeline company
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

World Grand Prix rookies Kenya made their debut at elite level in the 1991 World Championship, where they finished 12th. They have since returned to the tournament on three occasions and competed at the World Championship five times. 

The Kenyans made their Olympic debut at the Sydney 2000 Games and participated again at Athens 2004, finishing equal 11th both times. Algeria proved to be their nemesis in 2008 when they eliminated Kenya in their Olympic qualifying tournament. The same fate befell them in 2012 as the Algerians beat them to qualify as the sole African representative for the London Games. Kenya have won the African Championship eight times and been runners-up once. They claimed the gold medal at the All Africa Games in 1999 and took bronze in 2007.

One to watch at the World Grand Prix will be lead attacker Mercy Moim, who became the youngest player to represent her country in 2005 when she helped the team to African Championship glory. Since then she has established herself as the side’s key player and has been voted her country’s sports person of the year.

Coach profile

David Lungaho’s name has become synonymous with volleyball in Kenya. As a player, he represented his country from 1989 until 2011. As a coach, he has been at the reins of the women’s team since 2005 and takes them into the World Grand Prix as only the second African team to appear in the competition. 

Lungaho has guided his charges to three African Championships. He also led the team’s campaigns at the World Championship in 2006 and 2010. Before taking on the top job he was the side’s assistant coach at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, when they finished equal 11th. A prison officer in his homeland, he has coached the Kenya Prisons team to five African Club Championships.