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Volleyball body says Soya Award is deserved

Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) Secretary General Evans Wasike says he is not surprised that the body was voted the best at the annual Sports Personality of the Year Awards

Wasike says the body is now hoping to make gains onto some historic achievements from last year.

KVF was voted the best federation at the event that was graced by all sports stakeholders including Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and the Arts, Dr Hassan Wario.

“We retained the continental title last year, our clubs reached the finals of the club championships and then we won games at the international stage,” Wasike told Nairobi News.


“Very few federations can match these achievements, alongside the professionalism discipline and less noise you hear from our end,” Wasike told Nairobi News.

“But this is not enough, we have a busy schedule this year with the Africa Cup of Nations, All Africa Games and Olympic qualifiers coming up, we need to improve our performance and preparations are already in top gear.”

Volleyball is regarded the most successful team sport in Kenya, with the national women team having won six of the last eight editions of the continental competition.

The Kenyan team also boasts of some of the best players on the continent on the women front including Mercy Moim, Brackides Agala, Jane Wacu and Janet Wanja, while Kwanthanze Girls Secondary School are the reigning East African Secondary Schools champions for the second year running.