NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Veteran setter Jane Wacu is optimistic Kenya team
will strike the right code and claim some scalps at the World
Championships, which starts in Japan from Sept 29.
Wacu, who is based
in Seychelles playing professional volleyball with Club Anse
Royale has rejoined her colleagues in training as Kenya prepares
for the competition, their first in over six years.
“I believe the team
is strong enough to register positive results in Japan,” said
Wacu, Tuesday in Nairobi.
“We have some
players in the team who have more experience and the young
players can always learn from them and go on to showcase their
talents,” he added.
Kenya has been drawn
to Group D together with Serbia, Brazil, Dominican Republic,
Puerto Rico, and Kazakhstan and two wins will ensure they
proceed to the next round of the tournament, which has attracted
Kenya secured their
ticket to the World Championships after finishing second at the
Africa Cup of Nations in Yaounde, losing to their host Cameroon
in the finals.
The West Africa side
is in Pool A together with Japan, the Netherlands, Argentina,
Germany and Mexico.
China are top in Pool B alongside Italy, Turkey, Bulgaria,
Canada and Cuba while Pool C has USA, Russia, South Korea,
Thailand, Azerbaijan, Trinidad and Tobago.
Kenya team assistant
coach Josp Barasa says Wacu will add the steel the team has been
lacking and hopes the younger players can quickly learn from
“Wacu offer the team
motivation as a success story because she plays professional
volleyball abroad,” said Barasa. “She has been away for a while
now and I believe her exposure and experience will come in