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Monday, August 21, 2017

Prisons duo Oduori, Agala for FIVB Level Two coaching course

1. Brackcides Khadambi of Kenya receives the ball against Cuba during their FIVB Volleyball Women World Cup  played from August 22 to September 6 in Japan.
1. Brackcides Khadambi of Kenya receives the ball against Cuba during their FIVB Volleyball Women World Cup played from August 22 to September 6 in Japan.

Former national volleyball teams captains Ibrahim Oduori and Brackcides Agala are among four active players enlisted for the Federation of International Volleyball Level Two coaching course set for between May 22 and 26 in Nairobi.

Oduori, the Kenya Prisons' (men) captain and Agala, the immediate former Prisons women's skipper, are joined on the long list of 21 coaches by former international setter Salome Wanjala (also of Kenya Prisons) and Co-op Bank's Michael Njoroge.

Kenya Volleyball Federation Coaches Commission Geoffrey Omondi of Co-op Bank said they are looking for more entrants as their quest to develop the technical aspect of the game intensify.

He said any coach who holds an FIVB Level One certificate and has practiced for at least two years is eligible for this course. Individuals holding an undergraduate degree or diploma certificate in physical education are also eligible.

Omondi called on more coaches to enroll before the April 7 deadline.

“The fact that the course is in Kenya makes it cheaper for us hence I encourage follow coaches to enroll. The local numbers so far are promotive of the future of Kenyan volleyball," said Omondi, a former national team coach who is also enlisted for the course.

Leading the list is national champions Kenya Pipeline tactician Japheth Munala, Margaret Indakala (Pipeline) and Gideon Chenje and Paul Muthinja (Kenya Prisons).

Nairobi Water trio of John Mwaniki, Joseph Waiganjo and Patrick Owino, Kenya Commercial Bank assistant coach David Muthui, Charles Eshiromo of former league side Oserian, Esther Chepkosgei (Pipeline) and Anestis Azenga Mavisi (Prisons) have also expressed their interest.

Collegiate coaches are Halima Bakari (Mt. Kenya University) and Leonard Maina (USIU-A). Others are Jeremiah Mkopi, William Kemboi and Peter 'Bonzo' Olum.

In the case that they all attain a minimum of 55 per cent practical, Kenya will have a pool of 29 top coaches. David Lungaho, Josp Baraza, Paul Gitau, Moses Epoloto, Gideon Tarus, Catherine Mabwi, Jackton Omukhani and Moses Wang'ombe are the eight practicing top coaches.

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