Makueni through to Kyisa volleyball semis


Makueni through to Kyisa volleyball semis
Nandi and Nakuru men volleyball teams in the KYISA Games that kicked off on December 17, 2018. Nandi won the match 3-0. Photo by Gilbert Kiprotich.

In Summary

  • Defending champions in volleyball women Makueni County have cruised to the semi finals of the Kenya Youth Inter-County Sports Association (KYISA) games after edging Busia 3-0 in quarter finals.
  • In the match played at Kapsabet Showground, Makueni beat their opponents in three straight sets of (25-17, 25-18 and 25-16)

Defending champions in volleyball women Makueni County have cruised to the semi finals of the Kenya Youth Inter-County Sports Association (KYISA) games after edging Busia 3-0 in quarter finals.

In the match played at Kapsabet Showground, Makueni beat their opponents in three straight sets of (25-17, 25-18 and 25-16)

Head coach Jasper Mwololo said they are ready for anyone in the semis as they are in a mission to retain the trophy they won in their backyard in April.

“We are only a step away from the finals and from the look of things I can see ourselves in the finals based on how my girls are playing,” said Mwololo.

In the same venue, Kwale County women also made to the last four after beating Nyandarua 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, and 25-9).

Kwale and Makueni are now set to settle it out for a berth in the finals when they meet at the semi finals slated for Thursday.

In football, Kwale County who are the defending champions in women category stormed to the finals after a 3-0 win over Makueni County in the semi finals held at the Mosoriot Teachers Training College.

At the Kapsabet Boys High School, Kirinyaga county men football team edged out defending champions Kwale County 2-1 to seal a place in the semis.

Kirinyaga head coach Zachary Mbiti said his charges are ready to mount title assault after reaching the last eight in the last edition.

“We were coming up against the defending champions and although we struggled in the group stages we have gotten our rhythm back and I am optimistic we are going all the way to the finals,” said Mbiti.

Meanwhile, the first semi final match in women volleyball pitting Nakuru and Siaya counties had to be postponed owing to the darkness late into the evening with Nakuru leading 2-1 with the match set to resume Thursday morning.

Match delays have been witnessed alongside protests have also derailed the progress of the games thus far.

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