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Revamped KCB bank on new players as volleyball season begins

For KCB the trip to Nyeri for the National league kick off fixture will be turned into a team-bonding, and spirits-raising outing with new players expected to grab major victories this year.

KCB women Volleyball team Head Coach John Khayinga says the new signings are ready to steer the club to the next level.

The squad, which has been in the camp training for the new season, will see the inclusion of new signings Joyce Njeri, Lucy Sakon’g, Dorcas Chepleting, Sally Wanjala and Shalin Maiwa in the final squad during the Nyeri outing.

“The new players have fitted very well in the squad and they are energised and looking forward to grabbing our first victory this season,” said Khayinga.

THE SQUAD

Joyce Njeri who joins KCB from Lugulu Girls believes she will shake the team back into life.

“It was always my dream and I will give my best to KCB this season. We will be a force to reckon with,” said Njeri.

KCB will play at Kamukunji grounds in Nyeri on March 1-3, before the second leg at Ndakaini Dam in Thika. The team finished third last season after the national playoffs.

The bankers will have Helen Chemutai and Linnet Mukambi as the liberos this season. Middle blockers include Dorcas Chepleting, Siwa Christine and Modesta Chepchirchir while Felly Wanjala, Gladys Wairimu and Farida Efumbi are the setters. The squad will rely on the impressive left attacker Doreen Marani.

KCB defeated Kenya Pipeline 3-0 during a league match in Eldama Ravine last season and will be looking forward to inflicting a similar defeat on Kenya Prisons when they meet later this year.