Eight players from KPC volleyball team selected to join the National team for the World Championships
Eight KPC volleyball team players are set to join the National team even as the volleyball world championships draws near. This was announced by KPC volleyball team coach, Paul Gitau during a brief ceremony at Kenpipe Plaza, Nairobi after the team jetted into the country from Tunisia after clinching the bronze medal. During the ceremony to receive the gallant girls, KPC Board Member Ken Wathome congratulated the team for a starling performance on behalf of the Board. On her part GM HR & A, Nyambura Kimani thanked the team for the good performance and emphasized the need for teamwork. The ceremony was also attended by cross-section of staff from Nairobi. The KPC team emerged position three after overpowering Club Feminin de Cartage of Tunisia in 5 set thriller (20-25,25-23,19-25,25-23,15-11).
The 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.
The team recorded victories back-to-back during the African Club Championship events in 1995 (Kenya), 1996 (Nigeria), 1999 (Tunisia), 2001 (Algeria), 2002 (Senegal), 2004 (Senegal), 2005 (Algeria) and several runners-up positions becoming one of the formidable volleyball forces in the continent.
For over 3 decades, KPC has continued to churn players to the national team while others have retired to their employment positions in the Company. KCB volleyball team from Kenya emerged the top team in this year’s African Club Championships after edging out Al Ahly of Egypt 3:1 (25-18,25-22,11-25,28-26)