Kenya Para-Volley Federation will embark on a talent search programme in April as they seek to identify players ahead of the 2019 World Youth Championships in South Africa.
The exercise will be conducted with collaboration with counties and special schools throughout the country.
“We are looking forward to fielding a junior team at the 2019 World Youth Championships and we need to introduce them to the game early enough. This will in the long run inject competition amongst players, especially when it comes to selection of national teams,” said KPVF president Polycarp Mboya.
In the meantime, a debt of Sh171,059 could prevent Kenya from honouring the last round of the World Championships qualifiers set for between April 27 and May 5 in South Korea.
This includes Sh151,164 in membership fees to the world governing body for the 2018 and 2019 season and Sh18,895 in arrears from last year 2017. The deadline for the payment is February 15.
“We have high chances of qualifying
but without clearing the debt, we will be locked out of the tournament. We are urging the ministry of sports and well-wisher to help us honour our obligations to the world body,” said Mboya.
]Meanwhile, the national sitting volleyball circuit serves off in March in Meru and the KPVF technical bench, led by Vitalis Odhiambo, will select the men and women’s national teams to South Korea.