Kenya's men and women rev up preparations for World Championship qualifiers
Nairobi, Kenya, January 29, 2014 – The Kenya National men and women’s volleyball teams started their final preparations at the Moi International Sports Center in readiness for the forthcoming 2014 FIVB World Championships African Qualifiers in Nairobi.
Kenya will host the men’s Pool U from February 5 to 11 and the women’s Pool U from February 16 to 23. Winners of each pool will qualify for the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship Poland 2014 and FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014 later this year.
The men’s team will train at the Kasarani main gymnasium from 08:00 to 12:00 then break for lunch and resume training from 14:00 to 16:00.
The women’s team will train at the Kasarani Annex Hall 08:00 to 12:00 and the second session will run from 14:00 to 16:00.
The men’s coach Gideon Chenje and women’s coach David Lung’aho are optimistic about making it to the finals and showed the consistency of their players during a training session in front of the Kenyan media.
The men's Pool U qualifier will feature five teams where hosts Kenya will battle it out with Egypt, Zambia, Cape Verde and Botswana for a World championship vacancy from February 5 to 11, 2014.
The women's qualifiers will see Kenya, Seychelles, Tunisia, Senegal, Mozambique, Cape Verde and Uganda compete for a World Championship ticket from February 16 to 23, 2014.