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Kenyan Beach Volleyballers' Olympic Dreams Still Alive

Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF)'s appeal to have the second round of the women's beach volleyball Olympic qualifiers repeated has been accepted.

The Kenyan team which comprised of Gaudencia Makokha, Brackcidise Agala, Yvonne Wavinya and Phoscah Kasisi failed to make it to Nigeria last March after the government imposed Covid-19 related travel restrictions.But KVF later appealed to FIVB through the Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB) saying it would not be fair for the countries who failed to make it to Nigeria due coronavirus pandemic.25 January 2021 p Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF)'s appeal to have the second round of the women's beach volleyball Olympic qualifiers repeated has been accepted."Following our appeal for the repeat of second round BVB Olympic qualifiers due to the Covid related travel restrictions imposed on some teams which included Kenyan teams, I am pleased to report that the FIVB has approved a repeat of the women BVB qualifiers," KVF chairman Waithaka Kioni said in statement on Monday.

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