KCB eye volleyball league success after Makueni glory

KCB Women's volleyball team celebrate winning the Makueni tournament. (PHOTO/Stanley Mativo)
KCB Women's volleyball team celebrate winning the Makueni tournament. (PHOTO/Stanley Mativo)

KCB women’s volleyball head coach David Kinga has said that sticking to the “game plan” worked the magic as they edged Kenya Prisons 3-2 to clinch the Makueni tournament title at the Unoa Grounds in Wote, Makueni County.

Kinga termed the triumph “unbelievable” and asserted it would serve as a timely morale-booster after a recent run of unconvincing results and backed her charges to break the dominance held over the national league by Kenya Prisons.

“It is an unbelievable achievement for the team. I am proud of the ladies. We had a game plan, we stuck to it and it worked off perfectly,” he said.

Earlier, the Bankers were forced to sweat as they eked out a similar result against the 2017 Federation of East Africa Secondary Schools Sports Association (FEASSSA) girls’ volleyball champions Kwanthaze Girls in the first pool D match before easing past Huruma Queens 3-0.

The semi-finals showdown pitted them against Western Bombers where they emerged 3-0 (26-24, 24-20, 24-16) winners.

Meanwhile, two KCB players – Phosca Kasisi and Milgren Lutubula – are among players named to report on September 19 to the national senior team camp ahead of the 2017 women’s African Nations Championships and the 2018 FIVB world championship qualifiers slated for Cameroon on October 5-15.

The national male senior team has also named its squad with their training set to be held at the Moi International Sports Center, Kasarani ahead of the FIVB Men World Championship qualifiers which will be staged in Cairo, Egypt from October 20-30.

The squad was selected immediately after the completion of the 2017 Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) Challenge Cup in Wote.

The Kenya volleyball Federation Secretary General Ben Juma on behalf of the National Executive after releasing the names on a statement said the players should report to Kasarani on September 19.

KVF Technical Director David Lung’aho is scheduled to release the training program later this week.

The local administration awarded winners KSh50,000 in prize money with officials saying they intend to make the tournament an annual event.

The men players selected for the Cairo duties are:

  1. Michael Chemos- Prisons
  2. Elisha Alisa- KDF
  3. Bonfenty Wekesa- GSU.
  4. Brian Melly- GSU.
  5. Rodgers Kipkirui- Prisons Kenya
  6. Sila Kipruto- Prisons Kenya.
  7. Shadrack Misiko-GSU
  8. Timon Kimutai- Prison Kenya
  9. Simon Kipkorir- GSU
  10. Cornelius Kirwa
  11. Nicholas Matui- N.Water
  12. Kelvin Maiyo- Prison Kenya.
  13. Linus Sang- AP
  14. Abiud Kipkirui- GSU.
  15. Jairus Kipkosgei- Prison Kenya
  16. Cornelius Rotich- GSU
  17. Sam Juma-KPA
  18. Hudson Chesoli- Prisons Kenya
  19. Joseph Kirwa- Prison Kenya
  20. Noah Bett- GSU

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Story By Stanley Mativo
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