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Volleyball star Agala gives tips for perfect Valentine’s Day gift

By DAVID KWALIMWA February 12th, 2016 1 min read

Kenya’s volleyball star Brackides Agala has asked those “with means” to splash out the cash and acquire a top of the range vehicle for their loved ones this Valentine’s Day.

The vehicle which the former national women’s team skipper is talking about happens to be none other than the new Lexus NX 300h Full Hybrid.

The middle blocker spoke moments after joining her compatriot Esther Wangeci in modeling the new vehicle in France earlier this week.

Kenyan volleyball player Brackides Agala.
Kenyan volleyball player Brackides Agala.

Agala and Wangeci ply their professional trade for top flight French volleyball club Chamalieres, a team that is sponsored by Lexus.

“It is a very comfortable car, a smooth ride, romantic,” Agala told Nairobi News.

“For those with means, kindly consider getting your loved ones a Lexus. There is no better gift at this time, I can tell you. But then, for others, a flower, chocolate, or even special card with a specific message to your loved ones will do,” she added.

Kenyan volleyball player Esther Wangeci models the new Lexus NX 300h in France.
Kenyan volleyball player Esther Wangeci models the new Lexus NX 300h in France.

Agala, 29, who has been the national team skipper for the last few years, was recently dropped from the squad that is competing in the African Olympic qualification tournament in Cameroon.

“I won’t talk about the national team selection. It is the responsibility of the technical bench to chose whom to play, not a right of the player. Sure, I have much left in me. I want to play at the Olympics. I also miss home, especially my (three) kids. Normally national team assignments bring me closer to them but at the moment, I just want to tell them I love and miss them so much,” she said.