Kenya Commercial Bank Women Volleyball Team

Homeground
Railways Ground Nairobi
League
32
Home Jersey Color
Green
Away Jersey Color
Blue
Current Sponsor
Kenya Commercial Bank
Website
Honors
2006 Africa Title -Mauritius
Established On
1/1/1984 12:00:00 AM
Head Coach
Vernon Khainga
Assistant Coach
Team Manager
Patron
Overview

Kenya Commercial Bank women's Volleyball club is arguably the oldest women's volleyball club in the Kenya Volleyball Federation league as at 2017. 

The 33 year old club was founded in 1984 and has since produced several players Kenya boasts of. 

Majority of the current Kenya Prisons and Kenya Pipeline players either started their career at the KCB or once put on the blue and green uniforms, same as some of the top coaches like Paul Bitok, currently based in Rwanda, David Lung'aho (Kenya Prisons) and Paul Gitau who won gold for Kenya in the 2015 All Africa Games, can trace their past growth at the club which dominated both local and continental Volleyball in the 90s and early 2000s. 

KCB has been a perennial participants in the annual Africa Club Championship, an elite competition for the top African clubs. The club lifted the first (and only) continental trophy in Mauritius in 2006. 

The bankers also finished as first runners up in 2007 and 2008 and 2nd runners up in the 1995,1997 (Egypt), 1998 (Nairobi) and 2010 in Mauritania. Their best performance of late was a third place finish in 2010 when Kenya hosted the continental event. 

The side, currently coach by Vernon Khainga, a former referee turn coach who took over from Paul Gitau in 2013 also won the East and Central in 2009 and went ahead to lift what would become their last national title under coach Bitok the following year.

 Most of the current Kenya Prisons and Kenya Pipeline players were former KCB players who crossed over for greener pastures. Prisons alone has seven former KCB players - Braxcides Agala, Mercy Moim, Elizabeth Wanyama, Florence Bosire, Salome Wanjala, Edna Mwombe, Loice Jepkosgei in their current squad, all played for KCB. 

Upto five former players of KCB went to the United States of America for greener pastures. Among other prominent people who are associated with the club are former Kenya Volleyball Federation chairman Alfred Khangati who was among the very first coaches of the club, lawyer Njeri Onyango, Rose Wanjala and David Kimosop.

 The team won the East and Central Africa club championship from 1990 to 1994 and even though they failed to honor the 1995 edition, KCB made a resounding comeback when they lifted the regional gong from 1996 to 2010.

Majority of KCB players are on a contract with the sponsors, Kenya commercial Bank. 

The team trains at The Railways Club half day to allow some players to attend evening classes in various educational institutions in the city

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