Amaco International tourney attracts 50 teams

By Jenipher Wachie: Tuesday, May 16th 2017 at 00:00 GMT +3 | Volleyball and Handball
Sports News: Amaco launches International Volleyball. Amaco Insurance Managing Director Jonah Tomno(sec.r) and under 23 Volleyball team that will represent Kenya and Africa in Yugoslovakia as they launched Amaco International Volleyball which kicks off 19th, May after he presented a cheque of Ksh. 6.6 million to Kenya Volleyball Federation chairman John Kioni during the launch at Amaco Headquarters, along Mombasa road, Nairobi. ON 15/05/2017 PHOTO: JENIPHERWACHIE

The 11th edition of Amaco International volleyball tournament has attracted 50 teams from East Africa.

Local teams that will compete in the championship that kicks off on May 19 at Eldoret Polytechnic include Kenya Police, Kenya Defence Forces, Kenya Prisons and Kenya Commercial Bank.

Kenya Volleyball Federation chairman Waithaka Kioni thanked Amaco for sponsoring the tournament forthe last 10 years.

“The participation of our teams has encouraged and motivated our players, who train outdoor locally, but when they go internationally they still excel.

“In the spirit of inclusivity, we have incorporated a diverse range of teams from the senior volleyball clubs, universities, colleges, secondary and primary schools and self-supporting clubs,” he said.

Amaco Managing Director, Jonah Tomno, said the role of Sports and excellence in sourced sporting talent, has continued to make an economic impact to lives of individuals.

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“It also provides invaluable exposure to upcoming Volleyball players as well as experienced players,” Tomno said.

“This year we put in Sh6.6 million shillings and our staff to work with KVF team to make this tournament a success.” [Jenipher Wachie] 

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