Kenya beat Rwanda to secure World Championship ticket


Kenya players celebrate scoring against Rwanda during their Women's Under 23 African Nations volleyball champions at ...
Kenya players celebrate scoring against Rwanda during their Women's Under 23 African Nations volleyball champions at Safaricom Gymnasium stadium Kasarani on October 27, 2016. Kenya won 3-1. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com

The national women’s volleyball team thrived under the heated atmosphere at Kasarani’s Indoor Arena as they claimed a 3-1 (25-23, 23-25, 25-22, 25-19) win over Rwanda in their final match of the Under-23 Africa Nations Championship on Thursday.

The result saw the Junior Malkia Strikers join African giants, Egypt – who simply too powerful against all four of their opponents – in securing direct tickets to next year’s FIVB World Under-23 championship which will be held in Slovenia.

In an earlier fixture, the Egyptians saw off Botswana 3-0 (25-16, 25-10, 25-19) to finish as champions of the five-nation event.

Yvonne Wavinya starred as the Kenyans, coached by former Kenyan international Catherine Mabwi ensured a rude return for another former Kenyan international, Paul Bitok, who caches the Rwandan outfit.

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