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Malkia Strikers storm into Africa Games semis

Malkia Strikers thrash Senegal by straight sets to reach semis. Photo/COURTESY

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 26 – The national women’s volleyball team Malkia Strikers continued with their impressive performance in the ongoing Africa Games in Rabat, Morocco, whitewashing Senegal by straight sets to sail into the semifinals.

The Kenyan queens topped Pool A after registering a 25-11 win in the first set before recording a 25-15 victory in the second set and sealing it with a 25-12 in the final set.

Kenya finished Pool B matches with two victories over giants Cameroon and Senegal to lead the pool with six points ahead of Cameroon who hold 3 points as both teams qualified for the last four.

Sizzling Malkia spank Senegal to reach semis in Africa Games

Senegal concluded third with 0-2 record to play for the 5 to 7 places.

Kenya controlled the match throughout its course having a wide domination in all volleyball and net skills.

“With two wins against Cameroon (3-1) and Senegal (3-0), our team takes the led in Pool B. I’m very happy with the performance of the team thus far,” Bitok said after the match.

Malkia Strikers celebrating

“However, those wins are in the past now, our next match matters most, therefore, as we head to semi-finals, I would like to encourage my team to stay focused through and to avoid any complacency,” Bitok added.

“We may meet either Seychelles or Nigeria in the semis, both teams are tough opponents. We must keep working smart and hard, while following the technical bench game plan and strategy. Lets keep Team work !”

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