Kenya volleyball team up against strong tide in quest for Africa Championship 

NAIROBI, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) — Kenya’s women volleyball team is putting on a brave face amid challenges in training ahead of their participation in the African Nations championship to be held in Yaounde, Cameroon from Oct. 7-14.

Captain Jane Wacu has criticised Kenya government of not providing them with basic amenities for preparation as they head to Cameroon. The team is due to depart on Thursday for Yaounde.  “I do not know why they are not helping us. It is a nation assignment, they knew about it and here we are training in a gym without lights and no allowance for players,” Wacu said in Nairobi on Wednesday.  Kenya faces an acid test in its quest to conquer the continent and will come up against  opponents like Ghana, Algeria, Cape Verde, Egypt, Botswana, Tunisia, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Zambia, Nigeria and Senegal. The 12 teams have confirmed participation and will join hosts Cameroon in a competition which also serves as a qualifier for the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship. The World Championship will be held in Japan from September 29 to October 20 in 2018.