Wednesday, 7 May 2008
While reading one of the local dailies I found an interesting bit in the sports section where Nairobi dwellers were asked what they thought about the Africa Club volleyball championships which were about to start.
That was like 2 weeks ago when one of the local teams meant to represent the country in the Games, Kenya Pipeline withdrew and thus left first-timers Kenya Prisons and KCB ladies teams to work for the title.
Most of those interviewed thought that we couldn't manage to take the bronze medal let alone the continental trophy. How wrong they were ! What was even more depressing, the Prisons Department which gives one of the teams its name and also part playing personnel was on a nationwide strike and pressing for better working conditions among other demands. If this wouldn't affect the team then what would ?
The ladies did prove they were on cloud 9 and went ahead to beat local favourites KCB and even after losing a game to Al-Ahly of Egypt finishing off with Mouloudia of Algeria in the Final. Congratulations to the ladies ! Mr David Lung'aho for showing the world that you can make it happen anywhere ( he coached Kenya Pipeline once as well as the Kenyan national team)!
How I wish this can be translated to the ladies national team especially in world championships where we seem to falter.