MAJOR BOOST

Morale high as Malkia Strikers get boost ahead of Challenger Cup

The event is a precursor to the next month's Paris Olympic Games

In Summary

•The amount is an addition to Sh15 million donated by Mozzart Bet.

•Under the guidance of their coaches, the Malkia Strikers have been holed up in training for the last two weeks.

Malkia strikers national team at Kasarani indoor arena on June 25, 2024
Malkia strikers national team at Kasarani indoor arena on June 25, 2024
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

Malkia Strikers received an additional Sh2 million as they prepared to depart to the Philippines for the upcoming FIVB Challenger  Cup set for July 1-7.

The event is a precursor to the next month's Paris Olympic Games. The amount is an addition to Sh15 million donated by Mozzart Bet.

The amount will cater for the team's training expenses, travel costs and other logistics to enable the Malkia Strikers to focus on their performance.

"The support is expected to significantly bolster the team's morale as we gear up for the two prestigious events," Kenya Volleyball Federation president Charles Nyaberi said.

Under the guidance of their coaches, the Malkia Strikers have been holed up in training for the last two weeks.

He said Malkia are determined to use the FIVB Challenger Cup as a build-up for the Paris Olympics.

"This contribution from Mozzart Bet is not just a financial boost but also a testament to the importance of corporate support in the development of sports in Kenya. Partnerships like these are crucial in providing athletes with the necessary resources to excel and represent their country with pride," Nyaberi added.

Outside hitter Pamela Adiambo said: "This sponsorship has provided a significant lift to our team as we seek to make an impact."

MozzartBet country director Sasha Krneta said: "As the players prepare for their international tournaments, the support from fans and sponsors no doubt plays a vital role in their journey."