Volleyball Needs Inspiration

The Kenyan volleyball clubs failed to sparkle at the African Women’s Club Championship, which ended in Tunisia on Saturday.

The country’s representatives – Kenya Pipeline and Kenya Prisons – finished third and sixth respectively as Egyptian club Al Ahly retained the title.

The performance ranks as one of the worst for Kenyan clubs after years of dominating the sport.

The two home clubs have won the continental title five times each and were expected to reach the final.

It is time the management of Kenya Pipeline and Kenya Prisons went back to the drawing board to chart a way to enable them to bounce back in next year’s competition.

Kenyan volleyball is slowly undergoing a transition and it might take some time before our clubs knock their North African rivals from the top.

Stakeholders need to work to ensure that Kenyan clubs dominate the sport once again.

In the meantime, all efforts must go into ensuring that the national women’s team’s preparations for next month’s Olympic Qualifiers are not disrupted.

With most of the national team players drawn from Prisons and Pipeline, the technical bench has its work cut out for it to inspire the girls to play well in the qualifiers.

SOURCE: The Nation