Japan World Cup: Malkia Strikers to Change Tactics in Search of First Win

Malkia Strikers head coach Paul Bitok. [Photo: Courtesy]
Malkia Strikers head coach Paul Bitok has hinted at changing their approach in the remaining matches of the ongoing FIVB Volleyball Women World Cup after losing all played matches.

The Kenyan team has lost all its five matches and Bitok is now contemplating a change of plan ahead of their match against the Dominican Republic which is set for Sunday, September 22.

So far, Kenya has lost to USA, Netherlands, Serbia, Brazil and Argentina. “First, I would like to say that after playing four matches in this competition (speaking after their fourth match which was against Brazil), we sat down and watched our videos and analyzed most of these teams which are playing at a high level and we agreed that we have to play like Brazil or USA,” he said.

“Our observations realized that our game was very slow and for us to catch up we must start copying what these other countries are doing. They are at a high level and it is possible for us to catch up if we can start from today’s match,” he added.

Bitok says his side must now start playing faster in a bid to register at least one match in the tournament.

“It is still difficult for us to play fast but because of the two matches we had at the beginning, we decided we had improved a lot on reception so let’s try to play a little faster so that we don’t have problems with blocks from our opponents.”

The tournament ends on Sunday, September 29.

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