Newly appointed National men’s volleyball team head coach Paul Gitau has named a provisional 22 man squad ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympic Zonal qualifiers.
However, in his selection, Gitua who won gold medal with junior women’s team in Congo Brazzaville – All Africa Games early this year
has shown faith in young lads while axing experienced players from the team.
Among those overlooked include captain Philip Maiyo who ply his trade with Qatari champions Al Rayyan Sports club, his deputy Elisha Awila of Kenya Defence Force and Mike Chemos who just signed a deal with a Finnish side.
The Full squad;
Setters; Nicholas Lagat (GSU), Kevin Maiyo (Prisons), Elijah
Borine (Nairobi Water), Tom Wanjala (Bungoma County)
Gideon Kirwa (KDF), Ronald Bitok (Cooperative Bank), Jimmy Ngala(Prisons
Mombasa), Sammy Ngany (KPA), Shadrack Misiko (Bungoma County), Rodgers
Cornelius Kiplagat (GSU), James Mwaniki (Nairobi Water), David
Thuita(Forest Rangers), Sila Kipruto and Jairus Kipkosgei (Prisons)
James Mutero, Fredrick Mwangi (Nairobi Water) and Sam Juma (KPA)