Nairobi Water pull out of KVF season’s opening leg


Kenya Pipeline women volleyball players celebrate scoring a point against Nairobi Water during their Kenya ...
(FILE)Kenya Pipeline women volleyball players celebrate scoring a point against Nairobi Water during their Kenya Volleyball Federation National play-offs at the Kenya Ports Authority Makande Gymnasium on November 25, 2016. Kenya Pipeline won 3-0. Photo/Said Ali/www.sportpicha.com

Nairobi Water women’s volleyball team have pulled out of the opening leg of the Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) league amid reports their preparations for the new season have been crippled by lack of a training venue.

Water was set to play Mount Kenya University (MKU) and a bolstered KCB outfit who recently signed Salome Wanjala, Elisheba Chepkemboi and Dorcas Chepleting from archrivals Kenya Prisons.

KVF national fixtures Secretary, Ismael Chege said KCB and MKU will play each other in Nyeri while Prisons will tackle champions Kenya Pipeline as a result of Water’s pull out.

Former Prisons player Florence Bosire debut for Water will roll on for at least a month following the withdrawal of her team from the opening leg.

Bosire completed her move after recovering from a nagging ankle injury that had kept her away from the court for the last five years.

She was set to make her maiden appearance for the club who finished fourth last season with her new employers looking to tap into her vast experience.

Bosire, a twin sister to Water men’s setter, Elijah and younger sister to Charles of Prisons last played for the national team at the 2011 FIVB World Cup in Japan.

Bosire is expected to return to action in April  when Water host the second leg at Ndakaini Dam.

In the men’s fixtures, former champions General Service Unit who withdrew from the African Championships in Tunisia next month have a date with Nairobi Prisons as Water take on Forest Rangers.

Rangers will be making a return to the top league after withdrawing last season.

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