National women’s volleyball team Malkia Strikers have secured a slot in the Olympic Games after edging out Nigeria in their qualification match played at the Palais Paposy in Yaounde, Cameroon.
Kenya booked a slot in the global competition for the first time in 16 years after thrashing Nigeria 25-15, 25-21, 25-12.
“Once again, we do it! After a 16 year wait, Tokyo here we come. The feeling of victory is un-explainable, more so at continent level. The queens indeed have rightfully earned the title of being an African powerhouse,” Bitok stated after the victory.
Bitok, however, said the achievement was not enough as the team has to leave a mark on the global stage.
“We head straight for preparation for this huge undertaking. As a coach, I am for optimal results. We must do better at the world stage,” he added.
Kenya had earlier beaten Egypt 3-1, thrashed Botswana by straight sets before beating hosts Cameroon 3-2.
The victory over Cameroon was a revenge as they had denied Kenya a ticket to Rio 2016 by beating them in the semi-finals.