• By discovering more talent, we will ensure there's continuity in the national team as well as at club level-Bitok.
• The Kiminini edition is sponsored by OITA (Main sponsor from Japan), CAAN Sports (Turkiye), Coca-Cola, Kenya Volleyball Federation and the Paul Bitok Foundation.
The 2023 Paul Bitok national tournament in Kiminini on April 7-9 will be used to unearth more talent in Western Kenya, according to the organisers.
National women's volleyball coach Paul Bitok said the first briefing for the tournament is set for March 28 at KCB Sports Club, Nairobi.
Bitok said the region is endowed with talent which, if properly nurtured, will help both clubs and the Malkia Strikers.
"There's a lot of talent in the Western region that needs to be tapped—making the event unique. By discovering more talent, we will ensure there's continuity in the national team as well as at the club level."
Bitok also revealed that the annual Heroes tournament will be held in October while the Eldoret City volleyball championship is slated for December.
"The aforementioned events will go on as scheduled. However, the second edition of the Paul Bitok tournament will be held at the Kasarani Indoor Arena. We want to make it a rotational event."
Bitok also promised to reveal the cash awards and the number of teams that have confirmed participation during the press briefing.
The Kiminini edition is sponsored by Oita from Japan, CAAN Sports (Turkiye), Coca-Cola, Kenya Volleyball Federation and the Paul Bitok Foundation.