Kenya crush Cape Verde to win bronze in beach volleyball


Kenya crush Cape Verde to win bronze in beach volleyball

In Summary

  • Kenya finished with three medals at the just concluded Africa beach games in Sal, Cape Verde Islands
  • After winning a silver in the half marathon and bronze in beach tennis, Kenya's hopes of a gold medal went up in smoke after thorough beating by Namibia in the semi finals of women beach volleyball competition
Citizen TV Sports Editor Mike OkinyiMike Okinyi in Sal, Cape Verde

Kenya finished with three medals at the just concluded Africa beach games in Sal, Cape Verde Islands.

After winning a silver in the half marathon and bronze in beach tennis, Kenya’s hopes of a gold medal went up in smoke after thorough beating by Namibia in the semi finals of women beach volleyball competition.

They were set up against the hosts Cape Verde for the bronze medal match. With the teams evenly matched at 2-2 in the first set, it looked like we had a match on our hands. it soon went south for the hosts who fell to 8-3, then 11-3 before the first technical time out.

On resumption, Cape Verde could not hold their serve and Kenya cruised to 17-4, 20-5 before easily taking the set 21-6.

The second set took a similar path with Kenya racing to a 6-1 lead, seemily in a hurry to wrap up the match.Cape Verde had not settled and fell 9-2 before calling a time out.

This helped as on resumption, they gained three points against Kenya’s 1 to move to 10-5. Before the next time out, they gave Kenya six points and gained only one for 15-2 at the second time out.

Kenya went on to wrap the set 21-11, 2-0 for the match to bag the bronze medal.

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