National volleyball gem Jane Wacu has left Kenya Prisons for Kenya Pipeline. The 31 year old senior sergeant has returned to the club she left ten years ago in a three-year deal reported to be worth around Ksh. 2.3 million. The package also includes a housing offer and a lucrative medical cover.
The setter says the move is motivated by the need for a change in order to keep her career dynamic. “I have been at Prisons for over 10 years now and my move is for a change. Staying at one place sees your game stagnate and thus the timely move. I remain indebted to the Prisons team and management at large for the support,” says Wacu.
Wacu, 32, links up with national teammates Janet Wanja and Triza Atuka among others. Atuka, Captain of Pipeline, was delighted with the new arrival, saying, “It’s a good move and a big boost for the team. We are a relatively young team and her arrival will most definitely help us achieve more. We don’t have an excuse not to perform well.”
Wacu will surely strengthen the core of the Pipeline team, with the transfer most likely aimed at boosting their performances at the continental club competitions set for April in Tunisia. She is however ineligible to compete in the Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) season as her move was completed past the February 28 transfer deadline.
The former Tetu High student did enjoy a brief international pro stint with French side Charmalieres between 2014/15 before returning to prisons. She is the second experienced player to recently leave Prisons, after Sally Wanjala left for KCB in the just concluded window.