Malkia Strikers seal Tokyo Olympics ticket – VIDEO
The wait is finally over. Tears of joy, frenzied celebrations and a cocktail of emotions were the scenes after the final point was awarded at Palais polyvalent des sports (Paposy) Arena here.
After 16 years of near-misses and heartbreak, Malkia Strikers are through to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after a routine 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-12) win over Nigeria in their last match on Thursday.
Paul Bitok’s charges started their campaign last Sunday with a 3-1 win over Egypt then strolled 3-0 past Botswana in their second match on Monday.
The African queens then saw off hosts and arch-rivals Cameroon 3-2 on Tuesday to move within a win from making a return to the Summer Games after a 16-year hiatus.
This is how we enter
Olympics here we come!
Its been 16 years of almosts,thank you to our Coaches,technical bench,the Federation,Nock and all the fans.
We did it ????#MalkiaStrikers #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/0dNKk6WSgb
— MalkiaStrikers (@StrikersMalkia) January 9, 2020