Bitok hopes for government help as Malkia squeeze through into Brazil

Bitok hopes for government help as Malkia squeeze through into Brazil

The tactician says that the Brazil training camp will be crucial to prepare the team for the World Championships but notes it will be hard to keep players motivated without allowances.

Malkia Strikers head coach has pleaded with the Government through the Ministry of Sports to boost their financial kitty for their training camp in Brazil.

The team landed a 10-million-shilling sponsorship boost from betting firm Mozzart which will be used to buy tickets, but the players will have to go without allowances.

Last week, Bitok had stated the trip to Brazil looked to be on the balance as they had not received any financial support from the government.

“The Sh10mn we received from Mozzart will be used to cover air tickets mostly. Now the only thing we don’t have are allowances and we continue urging the government to come in and assist us,”  Bitok said.

The tactician says that the Brazil training camp will be crucial to prepare the team for the World Championships but notes it will be hard to keep players motivated without allowances.

All costs in Brazil have been catered for by the FIVB while the team also plans to have a month-long camp in Serbia before finally travelling to the Netherlands for the World Championships in September.

Cumulatively, the team will be out of the country for up to three months.

Last week, Charles Nyaberi, the Kenya Volleyball Federation Vice President said they needed a total of Sh46mn to cater for the entire trip, but hopes of getting finances from the government were not looking up.

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