DCI coach frustrated as Pipeline, KCB snap up key players

DCI coach frustrated as Pipeline, KCB snap up key players

KCB middle blocker Violet Makuto (left) spikes against Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) middle blocker Caroline Sirengo during their Kenya Volleyball Federation National League match at Nyayo National Stadium, on January 23, 2021.

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Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) women’s volleyball team coach Daniel Bor is a worried man.

This is after the club lost three key players to Kenya Pipeline and KCB Women’s Team ahead of next week’s first leg of the Kenya Volleyball Federation National League to be staged in Nandi County.

The league will be played on November 26 at the Kapsabet show grounds before paving way for the Nandi County Governor’s Cup at the weekend.

Promising left attacker Veronica Adhiambo and middle blocker Caroline Sirengo have crossed over to Pipeline while libero Josephine Wafula has joined the bankers.

Adhiambo and Sirengo are Kenyan internationals.

Bor said he is concerned that more players might be leaving the side that finished fourth last season behind champions Kenya Prisons, KCB and Kenya Pipeline.

“These are trying moments for me. I'm worried. I have built this team from scratch and to see players join other clubs leaves me with mixed feelings,” said Bor.

“The fact that other clubs are eyeing my players shows that I’m doing something good but again, if they could have stayed perhaps the results this season would have been different. I can’t stand in the way of the players who are willing to move since my club can’t match up to what other clubs have offered them, a matter which is beyond me,” he added.

Setter Faith Imodia and left attacker Marion Indeche are also said to be on their way to KCB, who have also lost veteran left attacker Noel Murambi and opposite Violet Makuto to Kenya Pipeline.

DCI will play Kenya Defence Forces and Nairobi Prisons in their league opener and Bor is hopeful of a good outing despite remaining with a depleted squad.

“It will not be easy. But if we manage to bag all the six points then it will give us the will power to push going forward,” said Bor.

DCI have in the meantime, acquired the services of left attacker Sharon Chebet and Vivian Bor from Cheptil Secondary School, as well as libero Faith Oilakin from Kenyatta University and setter Gladys Wairimu from Nairobi Water.