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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Wisa vows to keep focus despite continental recognition

Edith Wisa. /COURTESY
Edith Wisa. /COURTESY
Kenya Prisons middle-blocker Edith Wisa believes her Best Blocker Award at the African Club Championships in Monastir, Tunisia will be a motivation to fellow upcoming players.
However, Wisa, who was instrumental during Prisons .... match against former champions Al Ahly last Sunday, noted that she will not allow her newly acquired status go destruct her focus.
“I am humbled to have won the accolades. I think my hard work paid off. I have been to the Club Championships thrice and this particular year stood out for me,” said the 22 year old upon arrival from Tunisia.
She added, “It was sweet revenge against Al Ahly since they had beaten us in the group stages. To come came from a set down to beat them 3-2 in the play-off and win bronze medal was exceptional.”
Wisa, a former Lugulu Girls High player, said her objective now is to work hard to cement her place at both the national team and Kenya Prisons.
“When the young players see one of them has won such a trophy at a continental stage, they will definitely want to emulate her and I believe my win will have a positive impact on the upcoming players,” said Wisa.
“I know we have good players in the centre position in the national team and I will not rest on my laurels but rather push myself to be better. Our sight now shifts to the Kenya Volleyball Federation league title. We will reclaim it (from Kenya Pipeline) if our recent performance at the continental stage is anything to go by.”
Prisons finished seventh at the 2016 Africa Club Championships while t the local scene, they have continually played second fiddle to Pipeline since 2014 before turning the tables on them in Tunisia, knocking the oil girls out at the quarterfinal stage.
Kenya Prisons captain Evelyne Makuto praised her team for a remarkable performance, saying: “We hope to carry the same gusto going forward in the league. We were committed at the club championship and recorded positive performance and we hope to build on that.”
Makuto took the arm band from right attacker Loice Chepkosgei.

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