Is Africa’s Next Volleyball Star Coming from Kenya | Heroes of the Future


My dream as I grow up is to become
an Olympic champion. (HEROES OF THE FUTURE) (EILEEN NASUH. 12 YEARS OLD.
VOLLEYBALL. KENYA) (LUGULU, BUNGOMA, KENYA) My name’s Eileen Nasuh,
I’m 12 years old. I live in Nairobi. Volleyball is my passion. I’m proud of Kenya. I’m going to become
a hero for my country. (EILEEN STUDIES AND TRAINS IN
LUGULU, 400KM AWAY FROM HOME) (LUGULU GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL,
BUNGOMA, KENYA) (6AM TRAINING SESSION) Are you ready? We’ll start by dashing either side, by sprinting, that is. When I clap, we move.
Move. Move. Eileen, side movement. (VARIOUS NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL
PLAYERS STUDIED – (AT LUGULU GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL)
– Good speed. The first side movement.
Go. Ten blocks of five each time. When she was aged 11, – (EILEEN’S FATHER)
– she was also called the best youngest player during the East African Champions
in Tanzania. (EILEEN BEGAN PLAYING
VOLLEYBALL AT AGE 6) Now her talent is growing.
The future is bright. And the future is opening up. (EILEEN PLAYS AS BOTH SETTER
AND LIBERO) The day I was elected to go
to Lugulu Girls High School, I was very happy. (SHE WON A SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY
MUSIC AND VOLLEYBALL) For a girl to come
to Lugulu Girls, – (ASSISTANT DIRECTOR)
– she must be a performer and she must be hardworking. And for us to admit
any student in our school, she must fit, because competition
is very high. (EILEEN’S PARENTS LIVE
IN NAIROBI, (A 7-HOUR DRIVE FROM LUGULU) (EILEEN RETURNS HOME WHENEVER
POSSIBLE TO VISIT HER FAMILY) (NAIROBI, KENYA) My mother is the most
important person in my life. For me, the Olympic Games (EILEEN’S MOTHER) are only for the strongest, and my daughter is very strong. Have the breakfast. Good. Like that. You’ll support her. (COMPETITION DAY) (VOLLEYBALL WAS INVENTED IN USA
IN 1895) Pay attention. It’s a simple game. Go out and play. Are you nervous
about the camera? You’ll be on camera. Do you want to look nervous? (VOLLEYBALL WAS FIRST INCLUDED
AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES (TOKYO 1964) I’m so sure that I’m going
to reach that dream. I’m going to become
a hero for my country. (EILEEN’S COACH BELIEVES
SHE HAS THE DETERMINATION (AND SKILLS TO COMPETE IN
THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020)

11 thoughts on “Is Africa’s Next Volleyball Star Coming from Kenya | Heroes of the Future

  1. Its really cool that she has this talent and is pursuing it. But Soweto had nothing to do with it; she's in Kenya and Soweto is in South Africa, over 4000 kilometres away.

  2. i though liberos couldnt do the same plays as a setter.
    but i guess if a libero is in the air while passing its fine 🙂

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