NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya’s volleyball production line will be put to
test when its best talent line up for this year’s African Youth
Games to be held in Algiers from July 19 to 28.
In 2014 under Coach
Catherine Mabwi, Kenya claimed the silver medal in Botswana and
will be eyeing to stage a big challenge to champions Egypt for
the gold medal in Algeria.
African Volleyball (CAVB) has confirmed that 21 teams will be
taking part in the tournament at the zone level, which also
serve as a trial run for young African athletes prior to taking
part in the Olympics.
“The finals of the
African Youth Games will feature 8 teams including the organizer
Algeria and one representative from each of the continental 7
zones,” Tarek Al-Adwar, the CAVB spokesman said Monday.
In 2014, Kenya
finished the Africa Youth Games in sixth position with 25
medals—seven gold, 11 silvers and seven bronze—which was a big
improvement from the single gold they won at the inaugural
edition in Morocco eight years ago. Egypt topped the count with
45 gold and a total of 92 medals.