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KVF League: Showdown looms as KCB and Kenya Prisons set to clash in women’s final

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Defending champions KCB  booked a place in the final of the Kenya Volleyball Federation league playoffs after hammering DCI 3-0 in a semi-final clash at the Kasarani Indoor Gymnasium.

The bankers, who had to dig deep in the first leg of the semis saw off their opponents by straight sets (25-20, 25-19, and 25-9) to stay on course of retaining their title.

Head coach Japhet Munala spoke of how tough their opponents were.

“We had to work hard to beat DCI who gave us a run for our money. we won easily in game two  having worked on our services, our reception and blocks. The final will be tough but we are ready to take on Kenya Prisons.”

KCB’s attack was bolstered by the return of opposite attacker Sharon Chepchumba from injury. Chumba, missed the quarterfinal encounter against Kenya Army. She proved instrumental in the win with her deadly spikes that earned her team points.

Munala also lauded Juliana Namutira, youngster Deborah Jesang, setter Esther Mutinda and middle blockers Belinda Barasa and Edith Wisa who brought their A-game to the table when the team needed it the most.

“It is a proud moment for me as a captain to lead my team to the finals of the Kenya Volleyball Federation league – a grueling competition that is exhausting and demanding. I appreciate all my teammates for their contributions both on and off the court. We now have a daunting task to prepare for the final and win it,” reckoned captain Edith Wisa.

On their way to the finals, KCB beat Kenya Army 3-0 (25-10, 25-15, 25-18) in the first quarter final showdown before running them rugged 3-1 (25-17, 25-16, 20-25, 25-20) in the return leg of the best-of-three series.

 

KCB captured the league title last year after a 15-year wait after they defeated arch rivals Kenya Pipeline in the final.

The bankers who finished in 4th place at this year’s Africa Women’s club volleyball championship is set to face Kenya Prisons in the finals. Kenya Prisons beat Kenya Pipeline 3-1 , 25-16 25-20 18-25 25-21

The finals is scheduled next weekend.

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