Back in business: Lorine Chebet eager to keep the ball flying at Prisons

Kenya Prisons middle blocker Lorine Chebet receives the ball during a training session at the Nairobi West Prisons on September 10, 2020.

Photo credit: Chris Omollo | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The Kwanthanze Secondary School alumnus revealed she had a shaky stay at the bankers but she is optimistic of finding her footing at Prisons.
  • Chebet last month.
  • She was at Prisons before joining KCB.

Fresh from passing out from the Prisons Staff Training College in Ruiru, middle blocker Lorine Chebet is leaving nothing to chance as she kick starts her career once again at the wardresses side.

Chebet, who graduated last month,  had moved to KCB Women's Volleyball Team from Kenya Prisons early last year before she cut short her stint at the bankers few months later to join training college.

Kenya Prisons middle blocker Lorine Chebet during a training session at the Nairobi West Prisons on September 10, 2020.

Photo credit: Chris Omollo | Nation Media Group

The Kwanthanze Secondary School alumnus revealed she had a shaky stay at the bankers but she is optimistic of finding her footing at Prisons.

"I have always had a soft spot for Prisons. I knew when I joined KCB that I would not be there for long. The training at the college for nine months as much as it was tough, it made me a better player and I now know what I want, " Chebet, who was part of the team that won the Africa Games title in Morocco last year, told Nation Sport during an individual work out session at Nairobi West Prison grounds.

"I was not part of the team that won the Kenya Volleyball Federation title and it will be my pleasure to help the team retain the title next season. It will be a good entry point," she added.

Kenya Prisons middle blocker Lorine Chebet stretches during a training session at the Nairobi West Prisons on September 10, 2020.

Photo credit: Chris Omollo | Nation Media Group

Chebet has been drafted into the provisional squad for next year's Tokyo Olympic Games and she knows well that competition is high for the 12 slots available in the team.

"I'm doing everything possible to be at a better place when the national team training resumes. It is every player's wish to compete in the Olympics and I'm not any different," said the 22-year-old who can also play as a right attacker.

Chebet will however jostle for the three centre positions alongside recovered Trizah Atuka, Edith Wisa, Gladys Ekaru, Joan Chelagat, Caroline Sirengo, and Shyrene Jepkemboi.

Photo credit: Chris Omollo | Nation Media Group

Prisons captain Brackcides Agala says they are happy to have Chebet back in their books.

"She is a young player who oozes confidence. She is coming up well and before you know it, I will be handing her the baton," observed Agala.

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