Battle royal as fifth leg of KVF league serves off in Mombasa


Kenya national women volleyball team players celebrate in a dance after scoring a point against ...
Kenya national women volleyball team players celebrate in a dance after scoring a point against Uganda during their 2018 FIVB World championship qualifiers women match at Kasarani stadium Gymnasium on July 28, 2017. Kenya team won 3-0. Photo/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • 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

MEN

9.00 am

KPA VS PRISON KENYA

KAHAWA GARRISON VS AP KENYA

GSU VS KDF

KERICHO COUNTY VS NAKS

11.00 am

GSU VS PRISON MOMBASA

KPA VS WESTERN PRISON

KDF VS PRISON NAIROBI

KIAMBU COUNTY VS BOMET COUNTY

EQUITY VS NAKS

PRISON KENYA KERICHO COUNTY

1.00 pm

PRISON NAIROBI VS VIHIGA COUNTY

PRISON MOMBASA VS KAHAWA GARRISON

WESTERN PRISON VS KIAMBU COUNTY

3.00pm

KDF VS KPA

VIHIGA COUNTY VS KERICHO COUNTY

EQUITY VS PRISON NAIROBI

AP KENYA VS GSU

FIXTURES WOMEN

9.00 am

BOMET COUNTY VS DCI

KCB VS KAHAWA

KDF VS KENYA PIPELINE

WESTERN BOMBERS VS PRISON KENYA

11.00 am

BOMET COUNTY VS ASHTON

PRISON KENYA VS KDF

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Story By Stanley Mativo
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