Battle royal as fifth leg of KVF league serves off in Mombasa
- The battle for a top-four finish in the Kenya Volleyball Federation league is expected to heat up this weekend with all roads heading to Mombasa County for the fifth leg to be held in Changamwe grounds from Friday
- The Lung’aho coached side lie fourth on the log with 16 points after registering a win over Kahawa Garrison (3-0) but lost to defending champions GSU (2-3), in their recent fixtures.
- The sixth Leg of KVF National League will serve off in August 3 to 5 at Ithookwe Stadium in Kitui County.
The battle for a top-four finish in the Kenya Volleyball Federation league is expected to heat up this weekend with all roads heading to Mombasa County for the fifth leg to be held in Changamwe grounds from Friday.
Men league leaders and hosts Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) will be looking to extend their stay atop the standings when they take on Kenya Prisons in the opening match at 9am and the latter’s head coach David Lungah’o is bracing for a tough battle against the Mombasa based side.
Lunga’ho noted that this year’s league is tough and new faces could pull a surprise on the traditional giants.
“We met KPA in play- offs last year in Mombasa and we struggled to see them off, and heading to this leg, I expect a tough game because they are confident after posing good results in the fourth leg. We respect them but we don’t fear them, “Lunga’ho told Citizen Digital before leaving for Mombasa for the fixtures.
KPA who have 18 points dislodged newbies Equity Bank from the top after registering two victories in fourth leg fixtures held in Nyeri last month. They first saw off Nairobi Prisons in straight sets of 3-0 before downing Kericho County team with the same margin.
The Lung’aho coached side lie fourth on the log with 16 points after registering a win over Kahawa Garrison (3-0) but lost to defending champions GSU (2-3), in their recent fixtures.
The champions who sit third on the log one point adrift of Lung’aho’s side are lined up to face off KDF before squaring it with Mombasa Prisons. They’ll then wind up their fifth leg fixtures against leaders KPA.
In the ladies category, league leaders and newcomers Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) who lead the pack with 13 points after defeating Kahawa Garrison 3-0 in Nyeri, will be looking to open up the gap when they face fellow league debutants Bomet County on Friday from 9am.
Defending champions Kenya Pipeline who sit second on the table with 12 points, one below DCI, will combat Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), while last year’s runners up Kenya Prisons face off Western Bombers at 9am before playing KDF at 11am.
SUMMARISED KVF FIXTURES
KPA VS PRISON KENYA
KAHAWA GARRISON VS AP KENYA
GSU VS KDF
KERICHO COUNTY VS NAKS
GSU VS PRISON MOMBASA
KPA VS WESTERN PRISON
KDF VS PRISON NAIROBI
KIAMBU COUNTY VS BOMET COUNTY
EQUITY VS NAKS
PRISON KENYA KERICHO COUNTY
PRISON NAIROBI VS VIHIGA COUNTY
PRISON MOMBASA VS KAHAWA GARRISON
WESTERN PRISON VS KIAMBU COUNTY
KDF VS KPA
VIHIGA COUNTY VS KERICHO COUNTY
EQUITY VS PRISON NAIROBI
AP KENYA VS GSU
BOMET COUNTY VS DCI
KCB VS KAHAWA
KDF VS KENYA PIPELINE
WESTERN BOMBERS VS PRISON KENYA
BOMET COUNTY VS ASHTON
PRISON KENYA VS KDF
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