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Leading scorer Moim craves for team’s first win

National women volleyball team attacker Mercy Moim maintains she is more interested in winning titles with the African Queens than individual honours.

Moim, who is a key member of the Kenyan team that is featuring in the FIVB women’s World Cup, got off to a great start scoring 26 points during Kenya’s opening match against Cuba.

The Kenya Prisons player then added 16 points in Kenya’s second match against Dominican Republic on Sunday.


She is now the leading scorer in the event after three games, and remains in the running to finish as tournament’s top scorer, an accolade which comes with $ 10,000 (Sh 1 million) prize money.

“Finishing as top scorer here wouldn’t matter much if we don’t win any matches,” Moim, also an fan of Kenyan Premier League side Gor Mahia exclusively told Nairobi News.

“We are trying hard, improving each day, and coming close to winning a first match at the World Cup. This is a source of encouragement to us.”

Kenya are is slated to face Japan in her fourth of the eleven fixtures here on Monday morning.