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2009 FIVB Women's Junior World Championship  |  Tijuana & Mexicali, Mexico
16 - 25 July 2009
 KEN / Kenya - Team Composition

Team manager Joseph KOSGEI
Head coach Paul BITOK
Assistant coach Catherine MABWI
Doctor Mary KALENYWA
Therapist / trainer Esther JEPKOSGEI
Journalist Joshua KEMBOI
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Susan Atemba Tsisiche Tsisiche 28/09/1990 173 64 299 297 APR RWANDA
  2   Rose Magoi Magoi 20/12/1990 158 58 280 270 BLUE TRIANGLE
  4 Elisheba Chepkemboi Elisheba 18/02/1989 176 76 300 295 Kenya Prisons
  6   Bilha Chepchirchir Bilha 13/10/1990 168 57 297 288 Blue Triangle
  8 Abigael Misoi Misoi 8/12/1990 168 78 285 280 BLUE TRIANGLE
  9   Noel Chemutai Noel 31/12/1990 171 62 295 290 Lugulu High Schoool
  C 10 Everlyne Makuto Makuto E. 25/08/1990 182 72 328 308 Kenya Prisons
  11   Brenda Kamamoss Brenda 3/09/1991 172 69 296 285 Lugulu High Schoool
  12 Nelly Tietie Tietie 16/11/1990 159 56 282 275 Lugulu High Schoool
  13   Dorine Khaemba Khaemba 28/12/1992 170 57 300 295 Mabanga High School
  14 Gaudencia Makokha Makokha 15/11/1992 187 68 280 270 Kenya Pipeline Company
  L 17   Caren Jeruto Jeruto 6/07/1991 157 62 281 275 Lugulu High Schoool
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

Kenya is one of the leading countries in Women's Volleyball in Africa. The senior team has participated in several global competitions, including the Olympics, World Cup and World Championships, while the junior team has taken part in the World Championships.

The country, which is endowed with natural athleticism and does well in many sports disciplines, has in the past shown a lot of promise in volleyball, with glimpses of individual brilliance. That said, it is obvious that its potential has remained largely unexploited.

A dark horse in Mexico and with nothing to lose, the Kenyan team will use the competition to gain valuable experience and international exposure. It might spring a few surprises if it can find its rhythm.




Coach profile

Paul Bitok, who holds a coaching diploma from Hungary and an FIVB Level II Coaching Certificate, is a former international player who had professional stints in Tunisia and Croatia.

Bitok was assistant coach of the Kenya Senior Women's Team that participated in the 2005 World Volleyball Championship in Japan and coached the KCB Women's Team that won the Africa Cup of Champions Clubs held in Mauritius in 2006. He is currently the coach of APR Club of Rwanda. 

Bitok intends to use the Mexico Championship to rebuild the fortunes of Kenya's women's volleyball, which had shown so much potential a few years ago.

"We will give the tournament our best effort," Bitok says.










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