Kenyan clubs have won a total of 13 African Women Club Volleyball Championship since the tournament’s inception in 1986.

But looks like that sides will be denied a chance to add to improve that tally when the 2016 edition volleys off in Tunis from April 22–30.

According to the Confederation of African Volleyball, sanctions are to be taken against the Kenyan Federation after the damages caused by their withdrawal to host the event, less than 8 weeks before the onset of the event in its ordinary meeting in March.

A communication from the Cairo based continental body sent on Sunday afternoon read in part;

The CAVB board of administration will figure out the sanctions to be taken against the Kenyan Federation after the damages caused by their withdrawal less than 8 weeks before the onset of their event

Usually the sanctions handed out are exclusion from upcoming competitions or heavy fines.

Kenya Volleyball Federation president Waithaka Kioni who also doubles as vice president at CAVB told Kenyan newspaper Daily Nation on Sunday how he will do whatever it takes to make sure the country is not punished by CAVB.

We will discuss with them and if possible fight on. We were expecting more than 12 teams from all over Africa. This requires two indoor competition halls and two training indoor halls which we don’t have.

According to Kioni lack of appropriate infrastructure was the main reason KVF wrote to CAVB informing them of the decision to pull out last week.

Only the Kasarani Indoor in Nairobi meets the required standards of hosting this caliber of a sporting event.

Kenya previously organized the Women’s Club Championship in, 1991, 1998, 2005, 2009, 2011 and 2012 in the last ten years, Tunisia’s last organisation for the event was in 2014.

Kenya is expected to be represented at the 26th edition of the games by record winners and last year’s finalists Kenya Pipeline, five time winners Kenya Prisons, together with Kenya Commercial Bank.

Senior staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering volleyball, football and badminton

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