Kenya national women’s beach volleyball head coach Salome Wanjala is counting on her charges to qualify for the quarterfinals of the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Smithfield, United Kingdom.

Kenya’s Gaudencia Makokha (L) at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Photo/Kelly Ayodi

Kenya stands a better chance of making it to the knock-out stages of the event at the Games should they beat Ghana later on Tuesday afternoon in their last preliminary match.

“We can qualify for the quarterfinals as the best losers should we beat Ghana today where points will be the determining factor,” said Wanjala.
Twelve teams have been divided into three groups of four teams each. The top two teams automatically advance to the quarterfinals with the best two losers from the three groups making it to the last eight.

Kenya’s pair of Brackcides Agala and Gaudencia Makokha at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Photo/Kelly Ayodi

Kenyan ladies lost their two matches 2-0 (21-15, 21-5) and 2-0 (21-10, 21-19) to Canada and New Zealand respectively, hence needing a good outing against the West African side of Ghana.

“There is a chance to see Kenya at the knockout stage and its more concrete should we thrash Ghana with good scores,” added the former KCB player.

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