Pipeline’s Chepchumba named best attacker at CAVB Championship


Pipeline's Chepchumba named best attacker at CAVB Championship
Kenya women volleyball team attacker Sharon Chepchumba returns a serve during their training session at Kasarani Indoor Arena on August 24, 2018. Malkia strikers are preparing ahead of the Volleyball Women’s Championship set for 29th September to 20th October in Japan. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha/Citizen

In Summary

  • Fast-rising Malkia Strikers and Kenya Pipeline left-attacker Sharon Chepchumba was on Monday evening feted as the best attacker at the CAVB Women's Volleyball Championship which served out on Monday in Cairo, Egypt.
  • The Kwanthanze alumnus put a starring performance during the nine-day event helping her side win the bronze medal for the second year in a row after overcoming GSP of Algeria by straight sets in the third place play-offs.

Fast-rising Malkia Strikers and Kenya Pipeline left-attacker Sharon Chepchumba was on Monday evening feted as the best attacker at the CAVB Women’s Volleyball Championship which served out on Monday in Cairo, Egypt.

The Kwanthanze alumnus put a starring performance during the nine-day event helping her side win the bronze medal for the second year in a row after overcoming GSP of Algeria by straight sets in the third place play-offs.

The 2017 national and East Africa School Games Most Valuable Player was poached by the Oilers from their arch-rivals Kenya Prisons at the start of this year and was among five new players who joined the Margret Indakhala coached side after former head coach Japheth Munala led exodus of six players to KCB.

Chepchumba’s star started shining brighter last year after starring at her national team debut at World Championship held in Japan where she helped the Japheth Munala coached team to win her first ever match in the world scene. Strikers defeated Kazakhstan in straight sets in Pool D match opener.

At the same, Al Ahly’s Aya Abdelmaksoud was feted as the Most Valuable Player of the annual championship after helping her side clinch the title for second successive time defeating Carthage of Tunisia by three sets to one in the finals. Shorouk Mahmoud from the champions was also feted as the best setter.

Al Ahly clinched their 10th unprecedented title after thrashing the Tunisians by sets of 21-25 , 25-15, 25-11 and 25-19.

Meanwhile, Kenya Volleyball Federation men league champions General Service Unit (GSU) will jet out on Wednesday for African Men’s Championship set for Egypt from March 30 to April 11 at the Ahly Club Hall.

The other Kenyan representative Kenya Prisons are scheduled to fly out for the annual competition on Saturday evening.

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