Malkia Strikers left attacker Evelyne Makuto says they are leaving nothing to chance as they prepare for Friday’s opening match of the second leg of the FIVB Grand Prix against Mexico, in Algiers, Algeria.
The African Champions collected only two points from the first leg in Mexico after beating the hosts and losing to Peru and Colombia.
However, ahead of their re-match against Mexico, the best player in the continent has urged his teammates to put behind their first leg show.
We should have won more
“We put ourselves in this situation and therefore, we have to remove ourselves. Should we have won more games in Mexico, our work would have been easier at this stage, but all is not lost. We have regrouped ourselves and we are ready for the battle. We have won against Mexico previously and i don’t see why we shouldn’t win this time around,” said Makuto.
“Algeria are ahead of us with one point and history shows Kenya has never won against them at home, but we are out to break the jinx this time around . We are all aware of what is at stake and we can’t falter at this stage.”
The qualification math
Kenya will take on Australia on Saturday before wrapping up their Pool Q preliminaries against hosts Algeria on Sunday. If Kenya wins all the three matches, they will qualify for the play-offs in Australia next weekend.