Senegal achieved their second victory following a straights sets win (25-22, 25-19 and 25-16) over Rwanda in a Pool ‘B’ match to bring their record in the ongoing tournament to two wins and a loss.
Senegal used hard spikes and the experience of Mame Ndiaye, Binetou Sow and Diallo Adama to rock the weak defence of Rwandese players.
Groupe Scolarie Indangaburezi High School players who won the East Africa Secondary Schools Games in Nakuru last year made the bulk of the inexperienced Rwandese side.
They include Regine Izabayo who is highly rated as one of the most promising players on the continent, Charlotte Nzayisenga, Ernestine Akimanizaya and Denyse Mutatsimpundu.
In another fixture, Egypt defeated Nigeria by a similar margin (25-16, 25-11 and 25-17) in a Pool A match to exert pressure on hosts Kenya.
The tournament enters its fourth day with crucial matches on Saturday
The highlight of the day is the clash pitting Kenya against Cameroon at 4pm (+3GMT) where the hosts need to beat their opponents to enhance chances of topping their pool which also has archrivals Egypt.
Cameroon will be out of contention if they lose on the day where the match-up between Botswana and Rwanda at 12pm will set off proceedings.
Tunisia play neighbours Algeria in a Pool B encounter which is also expected to be hotly contested.
DAY THREE RESULTS
Senegal 3 Rwanda 0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-16)
Egypt 3 Nigeria 0 (25-16, 25-11, 25-17)
SATURDAY’S FIXTURES (All times +3GMT)
12pm: Botswana v Rwanda
2pm: Tunisia v Algeria
4pm: Kenya v Cameroon