KCB coach Japheth Munala bubbling with confidence ahead of new season

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VOLLYEBALL KCB coach Japheth Munala bubbling with confidence ahead of new season

Abigael Wafula 12:44 - 23.02.2023

The Bankers settled for second place in the 2022/2023 KVF league and are looking to go one better.

KCB women's volleyball head coach Japheth Munala is keen to leave a mark as the new Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) season kicks off at the Nyayo National Stadium on Saturday, February 25.

In the 2022/2023 season, the Bankers were forced to settle for second place after Kenya Pipeline defeated them 3-1 (18-25, 25-22, 25-19, 26-24) in the final match of the playoffs at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani Indoor Arena on January 22.

They start off their quest for the title with matches against Kenya Army and Kenya Defense Forces on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

“We are well prepared for our opponents and we hope to start off well as we try to be number one,” Munala said.

Munala had observed serving skills as their major undoing during the playoffs that ended up costing them the title. He, however, noted that the African Club champions have now rectified their mistakes and are ready for the battle.

Munala noted that they are aware their opponents are a strong team and they know they face an acid test.

“We have played against them before and they didn’t give us and easy time,” he told KTN.

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Meanwhile, team captain Edith Wisa is confident of kicking off the season on a high note.

“We are very much prepared. We didn’t really take a break from the playoffs and I want to assure our opponents that we are ready for them. We want to play a good match,” Wisa said.

The new additions who will be keen to leave a mark include Elizabeth Lemosiany, Juliana Namutira, Faith Cherotich, and Pauline Chemutai.