Kenya Pipeline vollyball team were kept waiting for over an hour on arrival at Cairo International Airport on Sunday morning ahead of the Women’s Africa Club Volleyball Championship.
The team quickly read mischief in the delay, claiming it was an effort by their Egyptian hosts to destabilize them.
The reigning Kenyan champions, alongside Kenya Prisons, will compete in the 22-team continental championship. The club last won the championship in 2012.
“We waited here for an hour and nothing…. nobody seems interested in picking us up and showing us our hotel despite the fact that we communicated our itinerary way in advance,” a member of Pipeline’s team told Nairobi News.
“If they are trying to frustrate us, it wont succeed. We are well prepared for all of this.”
The North African teams have a fierce rivalry against East African teams in women’s volleyball.
Defending champions Al Ahly and El Shaams are some of the clubs eyeing to upstage Pipeline and Prisons.
Pipeline coach Japheth Munala has selected a star studded squad for the assignment consisting of Janet Wanja, captain Triza Atuka, Noel Murambi and Monica Biama.
The draw for the tournament will be conducted on Monday.