KPC gallant girls set eyes on Cairo in quest for continental glory
The KPC volleyball ladies are leaving nothing to chance. Their eyes are now glued on Cairo, Egypt, where this year’s African Club Championships will be held as from 5th March 2018. This new momentum is a function of the team’s superb show in last year’s league play offs in KPA Makande Hall, Mombasa, where the team scooped the fourth straight KVF women’s volleyball league title. Pipeline romped to glory after humbling their arch-rivals Kenya Prisons in a tense duel on 3rd December 2017.
In a recent breakfast event to honour the national heroes attended by the National Olympic Committee – Kenya (NOCK) President Paul Tergat, his Vice President Waithaka Kioni who also doubles up as Kenya Volleyball Federation Chairman, KPC Managing Director Joe Sang together with KPC General Managers for Human Resources & Administration and Internal Audit Sharon Kisire and Anne Njuguna respectively, the KPC team was congratulated for doing the country proud not once, but by winning the continental title seven times.
The NOCK boss Paul Tergat, who was the chief guest, thanked KPC management for inviting him. He congratulated the KPC volleyball team for setting the bar high for other teams in Kenya and Africa. He indicated that few organizations in the country pay their players on time and was moved by KPC’s gesture to honour and celebrate their players. “I am very impressed by what KPC is doing to motivate the young players who are doing our country proud. This is very encouraging and as NOCK leadership, we will always be available to offer the team support when called upon to do so,” said Tergat urging the girls that it is only discipline that can guarantee one sporting excellence. On his part, Waithaka Kioni was thankful to KPC for supporting the team for the many years that it has been in existence. “As the brainchild behind the formation of this team over three decades ago, I now look back and say, it was worth the effort,” said an elated Kioni.
The KPC MD also congratulated the gallant girls for their sterling performance over the years placing the company name on the world map. He said that management is attaching a lot of significance to the team and a lot more effort will be put in place to improve the welfare of the team. “To best demonstrate management support, the Board of Directors has approved a budget for the construction of a state of the art arena for the volleyball team,” Sang said to a resounding applause. The MD handed over medical cards to the team and announced that the players can now access comprehensive medical cover for themselves and their families just like other KPC staff.
The KPC ladies’ volleyball team remains the Company’s signature initiative that has spanned decades of sporting excellence. The gallant girls, as staff popularly refer to them, have helped place KPC and the country on the world map through their various achievements in both local and international tournaments. Indeed, the team has not only galvanized the KPC family but has also been a source of national pride for Kenya and Africa.