Africa, national titles loss weigh heavy on Kenya Prisons players

By elvince joshua
Jan 29, 2022
  • Kenya Prisons players at a past mathc.(Photo:SNA File)

Kenya Prisons women’s Volleyball club is paying dearly for their poor run of form last season that saw the team coached by David Lung’aho relinquish their Continental and National Volleyball League titles.

As a result, the entire squad has been summoned to report back to their various work stations just two weeks after they resumed training for the new season.

Even players who had been loaned to Kenya Commercial Bank like Leah Ndeso and Gladys Wangoi are not spared.

The team was forced to shift their training base from Nairobi West to the far-off Kenya Prisons Training College in Ruiri and according to insiders, it was a well orchestrated move so as to monitor the players as they perform their forces duties.

The over pampered women squad, African Queens who boast of five continental and six national titles now have to train during the week day and revert to their forces duties over the weekend.

Only the foreign based players Praxides Agala, Jane Wacu and Mercy Moim have escaped this punitive schedules as they pursue their professional careers abroad in France and Finland.

According to a source privy to the ongoings at Kenya Prisons Sports department, last year’s poor show in the league which saw Prisons surrender the title to Kenya Pipeline could have influenced the decision to recall them to work even coupled with the power struggle amongst the team’s top brass.

“The whole thing started when one of the officer accompanied the team for a trip to the World Club Championship.

The team’s money was sent through his account but he wrote to FIVB telling them to send the money through his account-that is where all this war started,” revealed our source who cannot be named as he is not authorised to comment on the team’s matters.

Currently David Kilundo is the team manager working under the influential Rose Mutwiri. The move could be a disastrous turn for the squad that is expected to take part in the league starting mid next month and Africa Club Cup Championship in March.

Prisons is also expected to provide the bulk of the national team squad for numerous assignments including the All Africa Games and Olympics qualifiers, World Grand Prix and the Africa Cup of Nations beside beach Volleyball competitions.