SPORTS: Kenya told to tap talented volleyball players

Eregae Sammy, the captain of Rift Valley Region Prisons volleyball team briefing journalists at Kapseret Sub County after winning the ELDOWAS LINDA MAJI tournament. PHOTO/Edmond Kipngeno, The Scholar Media Africa.

Sports stakeholders have been asked to set up volleyball academies in the country to ensure utilization of raw talents in the counties.

Eregae Sammy, who is the captain of Rift Valley Region Prison volleyball team, said that volleyball academies are essential.

“I want to ask sports stakeholders to set up volleyball academies so as to tap and nurture talents.

This will also keep the youth busy,” said Eregae.

He said this during the finals of a tournament organized by Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company (ELDOWAS) at Kapseret sub-county.

The tournament’s theme was dubbed “Linda Maji” and it saw over 10 teams drawn from Kapseret sub-county participate.

He also noted that there are many raw talents which can be nurtured locally and prosper.

“I would like to urge companies and other corporate entities to ensure that new teams are nurtured.

There are many young players who are capable of unleashing their potential only if they receive enough support,” added Eregae.

According to the team’s captain, the tournament was helping them to prepare for national games set to be held at Nyayo stadium on 12th and 13th this February.

He further assured that the team is currently in form and promised to do their best to ensure that they win.

He said that the General Service Unit (GSU) team is the only threat for them but vowed to beat them and bring home the 6 points.

Erick Onyango from the Kenya Prisons team noted that coaches are needed to give guidance on the development of the sport at the grassroots level.

Kenya Pipeline and Kenya Prisons are among the volleyball teams shining in the country.

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