The KFS Volleyball Team (green boys), also called the Forest Rangers humiliated Kakamega Prisons (3-0) in their first play of the National league in Nyahururu. The team went ahead to hammer APTC (3-2) in a hotly contested match in the presence of The Laikipia Zonal Manager Mr. Kinyili, The green boys did their best to join the big teams of the league as they registered huge wins.
The team has new signings: Elphas Biwott from GSU, Cleophas Bunei from Blue Triangle, John Kibe from Cooperative Bank, Kennedy Chepachong from Posta and Stephen Murimi from Gaichanjiru High school. The team is in the process of employing a professional coach to take charge of the team soon. The players signed are very experienced. Elphus Biwott plays for the National Volleyball team and APR of Rwanda are contemplating to buy him from KFS for an amount not less than 300,000 thousands.
The Forest Rangers team was registered in the year 2007 by the Kenya Volleyball Federation and so far it has represented the Country at the Genocide Cup in Rwanda in the same year and emerged fourth. In the same year they also emerged fourth at the East and Central Africa clubs championship.
The team did not participate in the year 2008 and 2009 due to financial constraints, but in the year 2010 the team was revamped back into the limelight and joined the league in Division 2 where the team emerged second behind Ulinzi and thus earned a re-admission in the division 1.
In the first league matches of the year 2011, the team begun with straight wins after winning two of its matches of the league: Forest Rangers Vs Kakamega Prisons (3-0),(25,19.25,23.25,22), The team played against APTC, (3,2),(18,25.25,13.22,25.25,22.15,10). The team has high hopes of doing well in the upcoming league seasons that run the country. The next league of the tournament will be played starting 11th of March in Nyeri. The Kenya Forest Director has promised to support the team to the highest levels of their performance.
The team also is playing a big part in branding the organizations as emphasized by the KFS logo on each of the player’s uniforms. The team has featured in both print and electronic media.
Forest Rangers team as popularly known becomes a team that the staff and the general public should watch as it rises to fame.
By, Bwire Paul Vincent, Team PR Coordinator