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About KVF

The sport of volleyball, which in Kenya, is run under the auspices of the Kenya Volleyball Federation, was introduced in the country in the early 1962. The Federation was registered with the Federation of International Volleyball (FIVB) in 1964. ”

Kenya Volleyball Federation was founded in 1964 and is affiliated to the Kenya National Sports Council (KNSC), the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K), Confederation of Africa Volleyball (CAVB) and the Federation of International Volleyball (FIVB).

It is the role of the Federation to identify, nurture and develop talent, promote volleyball, oversee volleyball activities in schools, colleges and other institutions, develop technical personnel (coaches and referees), organize volleyball competitions in the country and prepare different categories of national volleyball teams – youth, junior and senior players –  and enter them for relevant competitions.

 

 

 

DOUBLE CELEBRATIONS AT PRISONS KENYA CAMP IN EGYPT

 

Cairo, Egypt – 4th April, 2019

Prisons Kenya men team members danced in jubilation soon after their hard fought victory over Cameroon’s powerhouse FAP, in a 5-set thriller that ended in favor of the Kenyans. Prisons had to fight from behind to defeat a resilient FAP 3-2(15-25, 25-15, 19-25, 25-17, 15-8), throwing the Prisons Kenya camp into wild celebration with two more important matches yet to be played in group C.

Soon after the sweet victory, experienced middle blocker and 2018 KVF playoffs best server Hudson Wanyama Chesoli received news about his newest member of his family, Stephanie Chesoli, who was born in Nairobi. Chesoli has been an integral part of Prisons Kenya and National team set up and his experience in game management is unmatched according to his team mates, who came all out to congratulate him upon receiving the wonderful news. The team dedicated the win to Stephanie as they forge ahead with their quest to advance to the quarter final of the ongoing 2019 Men’s Africa club championship in Egypt.

Being a rest day, the Kenyan teams, Prisons and GSU are expected to go for some light training before taking a journey down memory lane with a visit to one of the Wonders of the world, the Pyramids, before they embark on the mammoth task of winning their respective remaining matches.

On Friday, 5th of April, 2019, GSU will square it out with University of Zimbabwe at 1500hours while Prisons Kenya will face VC Espoir from Congo at 14hours Kenyan time. The following day, Prisons are scheduled to play their last group match against Rukinzo of Burundi at 1400hours Kenyan time. At 1700hours, National champions GSU will play Mwangaza from Congo.

 

 

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Kasarani indoor arena, Nairobi Kenya - 4th June 2019

The 2019 All African Games Zone 5 qualifiers served off at the Kasarani indoor arena in Nairobi. The three day event set to end on Wednesday has four teams competing for one slot to the Morocco bound games. Volleyball fans were treated to a wonderful spectacle of high level volleyball as the competing teams fought hard for every score point that will inch them closer to the sole ticket. 

In the first match of the day, Africa's powerhouse Egypt fought off the challenge of fast rising East African nation Rwanda after edging them out 3-1(25-22, 25-18, 23-25, 25-16). The Pharaohs were in a class of their own as they capitalized on their opponents' mistakes to secure the first two sets while they made very few mistakes. The Coach Bitok led charges pulled a set back, winning it by 25-21, sending the match into the 4th set in which the North Africans won won comfortably 25-16. 

In the second match of the day, Hosts Kenya laboured to beat their regional rivals Uganda, 3-2(22-25, 25-21, 25-21, 25-27, 15-12). Kenya, under the tutelage of Coach Epoloto got off to a bad start by failing to contain the Europe based Ugandan professionals Daudi Okello(jersey 6) and Malinga Kathbert(jersey 12). The duo tormented the Kenyan blocks and defense systems as the Ugandans powered their way to bag the first set 25-21. 

Coach Epoloto retained the same starting line up that ended the 1st set comprising setter Melly, opposite player Chemos, Middle blockers Kipkorir and Kipkirui while the outside hitters were Matui and captain Jairus. The team, buoyed by the presence of cheering fans fought hard in the next two sets, winning both by the same margin 25-21, tilting the set advantage to the Kenyans. Opposite player Chemos was untouchable while captain Jairus' defense and reception was exceptional. Middle blockers Kipkorir and Kipkirui were in hand to block the attacks of the hard hitting Ugandans. 

The 4th set seemed to be going to the Kenyans as they led 22-19 at some point in the set before a number of costly mistakes allowed the Ugandans to crawl back and level the score at 24-24, 25-25 before the visiting Ugandans wrapped up the set 27-25 sending the match into a tie break. 

Kenya began the fifth set brightly as they opened up a 4 point gap, 8-4 before the Ugandans came back to reduce the gap by 2 points, trailing 13-11. A costly generic error by the Ugandan player awarded Kenya a point at 14-12 before Outside hitter Nicholas Matui sealed the match with a ferocious attack to bag the set 15-12. A collective team effort and spirit ensured that the Kenyans ran away with the victory. 

Kenya will next face Rwanda on Tuesday, 4th of June, 2019 at 1600 hours while Uganda will battle it out with Egypt at 1400 hours. 

 

 

 

 

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