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Kioni decries lack of events on facilities

Lack of adequate indoor facilities in Kenya has been described as one of the reasons the country has not hosted African inter-clubs volleyball competitions for the last two years.

Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) Chairman Waithaka Kioni said volleyball is an indoor sport but expressed regret that apart from Moi International Sports Centre, which is undergoing a face-lift the country, does not have another standard facility to host competitions of such magnitude.

“Lack of enough indoor facilities across the country has been one of the teething problems bedevilling KVF and that explains why we have not been hosting international competitions.

Its upon the government to be steadfast in putting up structures moving forward if we are to expose the clubs and national teams ahead of big events,” said Kioni. On the same breath, Kioni said another grey area is lack of funds to facilitate preparation of clubs and national teams.

“Since FIVB withdraw funding towards preparations of teams and this has rendered KVF financially incapacitated. We need funding as a mater of agency especially now that the country is looking forward to participation in the Africa Youth Games,” said Kioni.

Kioni made the remarks at the weekend he was re-elected KVF Chairman for his final term after beating youthful Martin Ochieng by 68-26 votes.

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