Kenya Prisons volleyball head coach Gideon Chenje believes early preparations will be key in his endeavours to reclaim the national league title and fulfilling their continental ambitions come next year.
Chenje observed that early preparations were an integral part of his successful outing in the Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) national league as he managed to wrestle the local diadem from perennial rivals General Service Unit (GSU).
"In the build up to the league play-offs, we had pitched camp for three weeks and this was very important as it helped us plot on the way forward," said Chenje. "We are hoping that we will be able to go into residential camp early next year as we seek to do well at the Africa Club Championships as well as retain the KVF title."
Currently, the team has taken a break from training as they celebrate their last month's win. "We hope that we will be able to camp at either the Moi, Kasarani gymnasium or the Africa Nazarene University indoor facility," said Chenje.
By winning the KVF title, Prisons are primed to represent the country at next year's continental club championships and hope to upgrade the silver medal they won two years ago.
Chenje said he has already identified some players, whom he intends to bring on board as he seeks to strengthen his squad for next year. He said he has already identified threeout five players, who he feels will be helpful in attaining their ambitions.