Kenya’s Abiud Chirchir conquers volleyball courts of France

What you need to know:

  • For a person who was scouted via a video, the Kenyan opposite attacker has transformed from a little-known import to the hottest name in the league, and he wants more
  • Eric N'Gapeth, Grand Nancy head coach, is the one who approved Chirchir’s signing in May and admits he had scanty knowledge of the player
  • The pair have already forged a father-son relationship off court but N’Gapeth -- who has won five Ligue A titles, four French Cups and one European Super Cup as a coach -- insists his trusted attacking outlet is far from the finished product.
  • His athleticism and robust attack has seen him on several occasions earn a place in Team of the Week and it is only getting better as his game improves in leaps and bounds in the European professional arena

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