GSU set Prisons meeting in an all-military semis crunch tie


GSU set Prisons meeting in an all-military semis crunch tie
SPIKE IT: Krista degeest, captain of Salt Factory attempts to block a spike from DCI.PHOTO/Philip Muchiri/Citizen

In Summary

  • National men's volleyball champions General Service Unit (GSU) will play Kenya Prisons in the first semifinal of the ongoing Amaco International Volleyball Championship which served off Saturday at the Eldoret Polytechnic.
  • The paramilitary side easily swept aside Administration Police 3-0; 25-16, 25-14 and 25-19 in the first quarterfinal while Kenya Prisons outclassed Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) by a similar margin with sets of 25-23, 25-19 and 25-20.

National men’s volleyball champions General Service Unit (GSU) will play Kenya Prisons in the first semifinal of the ongoing Amaco International Volleyball Championship which served off Saturday at the Eldoret Polytechnic.

The paramilitary side easily swept aside Administration Police 3-0; 25-16, 25-14 and 25-19 in the first quarterfinal while Kenya Prisons outclassed Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) by a similar margin with sets of 25-23, 25-19 and 25-20.

The second semifinal will pit military side Ulinzi against visitors Sports S from Uganda after Ulinzi drowned a difficult Equity 3-1 (25-13, 25-23, 19-25 and 27-25) while Sports S easily eliminated Army 3-0 (25-18, 25-14 and 25-16).

The men’s semifinals will be played at the same time as the women’s quarter finals on Sunday morning, where Kenya Pipeline will play KCB as Bungoma County entertain Sport S from Uganda as KCCA, also from Uganda, play Kenya Prisons.

The final quarter will be an all- American affair between Baylor and Salt Factory.

The two day event, now in its 13th edition, is organised by the Paul Bitok Foundation.

“This is the biggest event ever, 83 teams are in attendance. Last year we had 73, and this year we have two American teams which are becoming the crowd favourites and I’ m very happy that our girls are also giving them the challenge they never expected,” Bitok told Citizen Digital.

He went on: “People thought this region’s fans only follow athletics and this is a testimony and I would encourage the county to build a facility that can be used to develop the sport in the region.”

Two teams from the USA are taking part.

“I did not know what to expect when I came, but the tournament is great. I would say the challenge is very close; some of these girls can fit in big teams in America,” Krista Degeest, Captain of Salt Factory said in an interview with Citizen Digital.

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