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Volley-ballers risk being dropped for giving fans playing jerseys

16 July 2015, 18:39

Nairobi - The Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) have demanded that players track down their jersey's they handed out or pay for kit themselves or risk being dropped from the team.

It has been revealed that some players gave their shirts to fans during a qualification tournament for the All Africa Games in Rwanda. Now, they have no kit for the Africa Cup of Nations event in Cairo, Egypt, at the end of the month.

"If the players do not have the kit, they can as well forget about participating in the continental event," said KVF in a statement.

"We are struggling to bring this team up and they are taking our acts for granted. The men’s team doesn’t have a sponsor and they are giving out jerseys, while women do not and they are well taken care of by National Oil Corporation of Kenya."

Meanwhile, a player, who wishes to remain anonymous, says kit is very expensive and the KVF have put the team in a difficult situation.

"We are determined to give our best in Cairo but thinking of buying the kit on our own as a team will be an expensive affair as we’ll have to dig deep into our pockets to buy at least three pairs of kit with certain CAVB specifications," said the player.

"We have players who gave their kit in Rwanda while others gave them to their local fans on return. We are now in a fix and either way we, the players stand to lose big time, whether we travel or not, because both the president and his secretary general, who is the team manager of the team, are talking tough on this issue."

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