Teams did not agree to a postponement as many maintained that such a move would interfere with their momentum
Efforts to have the second leg of the Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) women’s league postponed to pave way for the inaugural Beach Games set for Malindi this weekend hit a snag and the league will go on as scheduled.
Teams did not agree to a postponement as many maintained that such a move would interfere with their momentum, sponsorship agreements and preparations for continental club championships set for May in Tunisia.
“A postponement will be disruptive. The rhythm and momentum of the team is important and furthermore we already have budgets for the league that follow a certain schedule.
With the busy national team season coming up, we also want to stick to the calendar and avoid another situation like last year where the teams stayed out for months as players were engaged with the national team,” one of the coaches explained.
A majority of the teams also feel that this is a chance for the federation to build a portfolio of players that are specializing in beach games.
Meanwhile, the second leg matches will see holders Kenya Pipeline take on Nairobi Water and Kenya Army on Saturday and Sunday respectively while Prisons Kenya have a date with newbies Post Bank and KCB.
The bankers face off with Vihiga Team before playing Prisons in arguably the biggest and most-anticipated match of the leg.
SATURDAY 18TH MAR 2023
1. 09:00HRS: KENYA PIPELINE VS NAIROBI WATER
2. 10:30HRS: KENYA ARMY VS DCI
3. 12:00HRS: KENYA PRISONS VS POST BANK
4. 13:30HRS. VIHIGA VS KCB
5. 15:00HRS: KDF VS NAIROBI PRISONS
SUNDAY 19TH MAR 2023
6. NAIROBI WATER VS POST BANK
7. 10:30HRS: KENYA PIPELINE VS KENYA ARMY
8. 2:00HRS. NAIROBI PRISONS VS VIHIGA
9. 13:30HRS: DCI VS KDF
10. 15;00HRS: KCB VS KENYA PRISONS