By David Karanja
The national women’s volleyball team Head Coach Japheth Munala says the absence of three dependable Kenya Prisons players who are yet to link up with the team in camp is highly affecting their training programme.
The reigning African queens are currently training at the Moi Kasarani Indoor Arena ahead of the continental Rio Olympics qualification tournament slated for 12th- 19th February in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
The three Kenyan Internationals setter Joy Lusenaka, middle blockers Anne Lowem and Edith Wisa are currently engaged by their employer at the Prisons Training College, Ruiru a situation that has left coach Munala a worried man.
The tactician says the trio were very instrumental when Kenya bagged the elusive All Africa games title last year in Congo Brazzaville hence their availability will add more depth to the squad.
So far only 18 players out of 26 who named in the provisional squad have reported to camp.
Finland based attacker Mercy Moim and France based setter Jane Wacu and attackers Esther Wangeci and Everlyne Makuto are expected to link up with the team early next month.
Kenya last participated at the Olympics in 2004 in Athens, Greece, finishing 11th overall, after losing all her matches.