Abiud Chirchir

Grand Nancy's Kenyan opposite attacker Abiud Chirchir celebrates a point in a past French Ligue B match.

| Pool | Grand Nancy

Kenya’s Abiud Chirchir conquers volleyball courts of France

What you need to know:

  • For a person who was scouted via a video, the Kenyan opposite attacker has transformed from a little-known import to the hottest name in the league, and he wants more
  • Eric N'Gapeth, Grand Nancy head coach, is the one who approved Chirchir’s signing in May and admits he had scanty knowledge of the player
  • The pair have already forged a father-son relationship off court but N’Gapeth -- who has won five Ligue A titles, four French Cups and one European Super Cup as a coach -- insists his trusted attacking outlet is far from the finished product.
  • His athleticism and robust attack has seen him on several occasions earn a place in Team of the Week and it is only getting better as his game improves in leaps and bounds in the European professional arena

The day is Wednesday, May 12, this year.

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