NAIROBI, (Xinhua) --
Kenya stands at the risk of not taking part at
the 2017 Africa Para Sitting Volleyball World Cup Qualifiers if
the government does not make available 280,000 U.S. dollars to
prepare the teams for participation.
The event, scheduled
for May 15-22 in Nairobi, will be used to select the men’s and
women’s teams that will participate at the Sitting Volleyball to
be held in July next year at The Hague, Netherlands.
“We have never taken
part at the Sitting Volleyball World Cup despite Kenya having
qualified for the event twice in the past. It is our hope that
this time round, the government will facilitate our
participation,” Polycarp Mboya, the President of the Kenya
Sitting Volleyball said on Wednesday.
Mboya said that the
money is intended for accommodation, players’ allowances, hiring
of venue and other expenses for the 24-member team in each
category which will be whittled down to 12 players each.
is played by athletes with physical disability and encompasses
all age groups and both genders.
are expected to compete at the qualifiers which will be used to
select the top two teams in the men’s and women’s categories for
the global event.
Kenya teams seek to dominate
Africa women’s club volleyball in Tunisia
By John Kwoba NAIROBI, (Xinhua) --
Kenya’s representatives to the Africa
women’s club championships Kenya Prisons will be keen to end
their decade long jinx by lifting this year’s crown when the
tournament starts in Monastir, Tunisia on Thursday.
The team, coached by
Japheth Munala left for Tunis on Wednesday, buoyant of securing
a win in the one week tournament.
The winner of the
tournament earns a slot to compete at the qualifying rounds of
the World Club Championships, which will be held in Japan in
“We have our eyes
cast on the title. It has been a while since we won, but we now
have a good team and are willing to take on whatever challenge,
especially from teams in Egypt and Tunisia, who have dominated
the competition of late,” said Munala.
Kenya Pipeline have
lifted the African Women Volleyball Club trophy a record seven
times. Kenya will also have a second team, Prisons who have
lifted the title five times.
For this year’s
event, more than ten clubs are expected to compete for the
bragging rights as Africa’s queen. The event will mark the 27th
anniversary of the games and starts April 6-16.
The Women’s African
Volleyball Clubs Championship is the most prestigious women’s
volleyball competition for clubs in Africa organized by
Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB) since 1986.