Veteran Benard Musumba has been recalled for the final round of World Championship qualifiers between February 5 to 11 at Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani. Musumba has donned the national colours for the last 10 years and his experience and exposure is what the Kenya team will be banking on. Commenting on the new development, assistant coach Gideon Tarus said during the second round of qualifiers last year in Kigali, Rwanda , the back court department cost the Kenya team heavily. This time the coach said they do not want to make the same mistake. Tarus, who doubles up as the General Service Unit head coach added the left attacker brings on board maturity and experience that will come in handy during at the six- day event. He said: "Musumba has participated in many championship and also in the Kenya Volleyball Federation national League. Therefore he has the much needed experience and exposure for this type of competition which will see only one team qualify for the World Championship in Poland later this year," Revisiting the Rwanda experience, Tarus said:, "We lost crucial points in Rwanda due to our wanting reception and I believe Musumba's services could not have come at a better time. Musumba participated in the just ended Mapinduzi Open Beach volleyball tournament in Zanzibar where Kenya bagged the silver medal. The former national team player will however have to fight for the left attacker's position alongside Romania -based James Ontere, James Kirwa , Dennis Mokua , Bonventure Wekesa and Cornelius Kiplagat . In another development left attacker Jacob Kirwa , who had a three month stint in Japan , has joined the Gideon Chenje coached national squad. Speaking after yesterday's morning training session at Nyayo National Stadium , Kirwa hinted the Kenya side was better placed to scoop Africa's remaining spot at the qualifiers. He noted that for the first time the Kenya side will be buoyed by professional players unlike in previous years and he feels upbeat about that. "We have four international player among them the Turkey based Phillip Maiyo and Michael Chemos, James Ontere who plays in Romania and Italy based John Ndung'u. These four have participated in top calibre tournaments and have inevitable skills he said. "
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