African U23 Volleyball Tournament Gets New Dates


Confederation of African Volleyball(CAVB) women’s under-23 Championships earlier set for October 18-28 will now take place on October 23-27 at the Kasarani Indoor Arena.

According o the Kenya Volleyball Federation(KVF) the changes were made by CAVB to pave way for another event in Cairo next month.

This year’s edition has attracted six nations including hosts Kenya, Egypt, Senegal, Tunisia, Botswana and Rwanda, who are yet to confirm officially.

The event will serve as a qualification for the FIVB U-23 World Championships set for next year in Ljubljana and Maribo in Slovenia.

Meanwhile, the national U23 women’s team have intensified training at the ahead of the African junior tourney. A provisional squad has been released by KVF and will be trimmers to 12 players ahead of the event.

National Under 23 Squad for Africa under 23 Volleyball championship

1. Pauline Wafula former school Kongoli, club KCB, Position Centre /left,

2. Doreen  Marani, Lugulu,  Club -KCB , left attacker,

3. Yvonne Sinaida, Mautuma,  Pipeline, Centre player

4. Veronica Tanui, Mautuma , Pipeline,  setter,

5. Damaris Kamaina,  Kaptama, Nairobi Water, right attacker

6. Edna Mwombe, Kosirai, Pipeline, left

7. Sarah Were, Kongoli, unattached,  Libero,

8. Celestine Nyongesa, Malava , Pipeline,

9. Maureen Agwalas,  Lugulu, Nairobi Water,  left/centre

10. Ann Lowem,  Kwathanze,  Prison, centre

11. Yvonne Wavinya, Kwanthanze,  Prison, right/left

12. Shyrine Jepkemboi, Malava, Prison Centre,

13. Beldine Akinyi, Kwathanze,  Pipeline,  Right,

14. Faith Imodia,  Lugulu, St. Paul University,  setter,

15. Maureen Nanjala, Lugulu, Kenyatta  University,  Right,

16. Leah Akumu, Malava, Strathmore  University, Left.


 1. Head Coach – Cathreen Mabwi Kirongo,

2. Josp Barasa- Assistant Coach,

3.  V. Khayinga – Trainer.


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