NAIROBI, Kenya, September 17 – Kenya maintained her sterling performance at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations on Monday night with a straight sets win over London Olympics campaigners Algeria at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani gymnasium.
The win served as sweet revenge for the Kenyans who missed out on London after losing to the North African in the final round of qualifiers.
Speaking after the match, Coach David Lungaho said the game went according to plan.
“I expected to beat Algeria, to be honest they are not as good as they used to be and I think we have also stepped up our standards we are now playing good volleyball,” said Lungaho.
Algerian Coach Edine Saidan attributed the loss to having a young team.
“We know that this competition is very difficult especially with Kenyan team. We lost to this team last year and Algerian team has changed 18 players and we don’t have our experienced players who are used to this level of competition” uttered Saidan
Monday’s victory was the third straight win for the African Queens who are yet to drop a set having defeated Senegal and Egypt by similar scorelines (3-0) in their opening two matches.
Cameroon has been another strong team in the six nation’s tournament winning all her opening matches.
In the other results, Tunisia humbled Egypt 3-0 (25-21, 28-26, 25-18) as Senegal lost 3-0 (17-25, 15-25, 21-25).
The tourney takes a break on Tuesday and resumes on Wednesday where Algeria will take on Egypt while Tunisia will play Senegal.