Typhoon affects Kenya volleyball team stay in Japan – PHOTOS
The national women volleyball team’s stay at the Concorde Hotel in Hamamatsu, Japan, was disrupted by a strong typhoon which hit through the city on Sunday.
Malkia Strikers are in the country to compete at the FIVB Women’s World Championship.
Team manager David Kilundo told Nairobi News none of the 14 players and five officials had been affected by the strong winds, even as he confirmed part of the ceiling at the hotel had been ripped off by the hostile climate.
“There were strong winds and rains for almost three hours. The streets were deserted, everyone had to remain indoors and we thank God no serious damage was encountered,” said Kilundo.
Nairobi News understands the players were forced to relocate from 15th floor to second floor as part of the rescue mission.
Kenya has so far played three games at the Championship, defeating Kazakhstan before losing to Serbia and Puerto Rico.
The team has two more group fixtures against Puerto Rico and Brazil remaining.