KVF release 2019 league schedule


KVF release 2019 league schedule
Kenya Pipeline Players celebrate

In Summary

The 2019 first phase of the Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) national league will serve off on March 1, according to the calendar of events circular published by the league management body on Saturday . Trans Nzoia County will host the first leg which will run from March 1-3 at the Kitale Show Grounds while Kitui County will host the second leg from April 19-21 at Kitui School Grounds.

The 2019 first phase of the Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) national league will serve off on March 1, according to the calendar of events circular published by the league management body on Saturday .

Trans Nzoia County will host the first leg which will run from March 1-3 at the Kitale Show Grounds while Kitui County will host the second leg from April 19-21 at Kitui School Grounds.

The subsequent KVF rounds will be held in Uasin Gishu, Taita Taveta, Busia, Narok, Laikipia and Nandi counties in that order.

Several Counties have shown commitment and will lead the way in sponsoring tournaments with Trans Nzoia, Kitui, Taita Taveta, Nandi, Laikipia and Narok all confirming sponsorship of this year’s event.

For the second year running Nairobi County will host the league play offs from November 29 to December 1 at the Kasarani Indoor Arena.

‎‎KVF National Organizing Secretary Ismael Chege told Citizen Digital the fixtures and the number of the teams which will be participating in this year’s season will be known after the team managers’ meeting set to be held on January 26.

“After our calendar approval for this year’s events we are going to have a team managers and coaches’ meeting for the league draws so that we can plan for the fixtures as per the calendar,” Chege said.

Kenya Prisons are the defending women champions after edging their local nemesis and former champions Kenya Pipeline by 3-1 sets in the KVF play-offs in December last year while General Service Unit will be hunting their 14th unprecedented title this year after successfully retained the men’s gong.

The year of 2019 is poised to be a busy year for KVF with six championships – Women Africa club championship (March 14-25), Men Africa club Championship (April 4- 15), African Beaches games(June), Women African Nations ( July 5-15), Men African Nations ( July 19-29) and FIVB Intercontinental Qualifies Men & Women (August 2-11)- lined up.

Kenya Prisons and Kenya Commercial Bank will fly Kenya’s flag in Women’s Africa Club Championship while GSU will represent Kenya in Men contest with the two events set for Cairo, Egypt.

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