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Kioni re-elected as Bouchra topple Elwani as CAVB elections

Kenya Volleyball Federation president Waithaka Kioni has been re-elected as the CAVB Zone V Vice Chairman during the Saturday’s virtual election African Volleyball Confederation elections.

Kioni, will serve another term in office as the continent voted Moroccan Hajij Bouchra as the new CAVB president.

Bouchra trounced immediate former president Amr Elwani by 42-12 to the top of the African volleyball post.

He said: “Our plan is to increase financial and infrastructural support for all national teams beginning from the lower age groups to the senior teams. Whereas volleyball clubs may be able to access support, many national teams have been affected and that’s why we will focus on them,” Kioni said.

“We have some very talented male volleyballers who can excel with the right support and infrastructure in place. Women’s teams have benefitted from more funding from corporate bodies and the government compared to the men’s teams,” he said. 

Kioni was elected as KVF president in 2018 for a final four-year term. 

He is also the chef-de-mission of the Kenyan contingent to the rescheduled 2020 Tokyo Olympics. 

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