May 28, 2024
KCB

KCB

FKF Premier League
  • Homeground Railways Ground Nairobi
  • Home Jersey Color Green
  • Away jersey Color Blue
  • Sponsor Kenya Commercial Bank
  • Head Coach Japheth Munala
  • Assistant Coach
  • Team Manager
  • Patron

KCB 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

KCB Honors

2006 Africa Title -Mauritius

Standings

Team P W D L Pts
Gor Mahia 30 18 10 2 64
Tusker 31 17 5 9 56
Kenya Police 31 15 9 7 54
AFC Leopards 30 12 11 7 47
Bandari 30 13 8 9 47
Nairobi City Stars 30 13 8 9 47
Posta Rangers 31 13 7 11 46
Kariobangi Sharks 31 11 11 9 44
Homeboyz 31 11 11 9 44
Bidco United 30 10 11 9 41
KCB 30 8 13 9 37
Murang'a Seal 30 9 9 12 36
Ulinzi Stars 30 9 8 13 35
FC Talanta 30 6 13 11 31
Sofapaka 30 8 7 15 31
Shabana 31 7 8 16 29
Muhoroni Youth 30 5 13 12 28
Nzoia Sugar 30 4 6 20 18