Malkia strikers face Egypt volleyball African semis


Defending champions ‘Malkia Strikers’ will take on perennial rivals Egypt Friday in the semifinals of the 2017 African women’s volleyball nations Championship at Palais des Sports in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Kenya advanced into the last four after winning all her group ‘B’ matches against Tunisia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal and Nigeria.

Egypt finished second in group ‘A’ behind hosts Cameroon who will face fast rising Senegal in the second semifinal game. Powerhouse Algeria will take on Nigeria while Tunisia will face Botswana in the classification matches.

The top two teams will qualify for the FIVB World Championship slated for next year in Japan.

Hellen Obiri’s fantastic season was crowned Thursday when she was awarded with the StarTimes/SJAK Sports Personality award for August. She was rewarded with a trophy, a 40-inch StarTimes TV and a Sh100, 000 cash reward.

She has been shortlisted for the IAAF, Female Athlete of the Year Award alongside her rival Almaz Ayana and South Africa’s Caster Semenya among others.

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To the star times award Obiri beat Faith Kipyegon, Geoffrey Kirui and Conseslus Kipruto, all who won Gold medals in London during the World Championships.

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