Malkia Strikers go down fighting against Japan in Olympics opener

Malkia Strikers

Part of the action between Kenya and Japan during the women's preliminary round pool A volleyball match at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Arena in Tokyo on July 25, 2021.

Photo credit: Joan Pereruan | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Malkia Strikers will draw positives from the third set where they went toe to toe with Japan as their star player Sharon Chepchumba emerged top scorer with 18 points
  • Lorine Chebet replaced Ekaru in the third set and the change sparked Kenya back to life as they pushed Kumi Nakada's charges all the way

In Tokyo 


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