Champs Prisons lock up fighting KCB


NAIROBI, Kenya, November 26- Defending champions Kenya Prisons and Kenya Pipeline won their matches as the Kenya Volleyball Federation National League Play Off started at Nyayo National Stadium.

Prisons defeated Ulinzi 3-0 (25-23, 25-20 and 25-19) on a day the competition’s programme was delayed by over four hours due to incessant rains.

The play-offs are being played at outdoor volleyball courts.

Prisons paraded some of their players who participated at recent FIVB World Cup among them captain Bracksides Agala, Mercy Moim and Diana Khisa.

Ulinzi line up had Doris Palang’a, Jackline Baraza and Edna Rotich as their most experienced players. The trio have played at World Cup before.

Pipeline were forced to use all their experience to overcome a determined Kenya Commercial Bank 3-0 (25-23, 25-15, 25-22) in the second women’s match that was closely contested.

Defending champions Prisons were playing Ulinzi in the first men’s match of the day by press time.

The competition continues Saturday with following matches: GSU v Ulinzi, Forest Rangers v Prisons, Ulinzi v Pipeline, Prisons v KCB.

The third and final round is scheduled for Sunday and winners of the round robin play offs qualify to represent Kenya at next year’s CAVB African Clubs Championships besides pocketing Sh50,000 for each gender as prize money.