Over 80 teams have confirmed their participation at the inaugural Heroes Volleyball tournament that serves off this weekend at the Koitaleel Samoei University.
The tournament founder Paul Bitok said that the tournament will be highly competitive by looking at the teams that have confirmed their participation in the two day event that serves off on Saturday to Sunday.
Putting on final touches at the playground, Bitok said they are encouraging young people to take up the sport and our focus is to empower the young players.
“We have many teams and we expect a top notch tournament. With such teams be sure of a top game,” said Bitok, who is also the Malkia Strikers, the women volleyball national team head coach
He said that apart from the senior teams that have shown interest, 24 schools will also be competing.
The tournament has attracted so far 20 senior teams that plays in the kenya Volleyball Federation League, 12 Universities and Colleges and many self-sponsored teams.
For the senior teams, the champions will pocket kshs 50,000, 20,000 for the second placed and 10,000 for third team for both men and women.
Self-sponsored winners will carry home 40,000, 20,000, 10,000 and 5,000.
“We are sure to witness thorough competition because of the superior number of schools taking part in this competition,” Bitok, also head coach of the national women’s volleyball team, said.
Bitok hopes the tournament will unearth more gems who will follow the same path as the aforementioned and is rubbing his hands with glee at the prospect.