Prisons plan for ‘biggest hurdle’ Pipeline at KVF play-offs


Kenya Prisons. (PHOTO/CAVB)
Kenya Prisons. (PHOTO/CAVB)

In Summary

  • Kenya Prisons head coach David Lung'aho has recognised arch-rivals Pipeline as the 'biggest hurdle' in their bid to secure the Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) title during next month's play-offs
  • Prisons eased into the play-offs on Saturday en route to winning the Nakuru Open title with the General Service Unit (GSU) winning the corresponding men's crown

Kenya Prisons head coach David Lung’aho has recognised arch-rivals Pipeline as the ‘biggest hurdle’ in their bid to secure the Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) title during next month’s play-offs.

Prisons eased into the play-offs on Saturday en route to winning the Nakuru Open title with the General Service Unit (GSU) winning the corresponding men’s crown.

“Our eyes are on the upcoming play-offs and that’s why we played this final with seriousness because Pipeline will also be our biggest hurdle in the play-offs. They are good side but we are ready to bag this year’s KVF league next month,” Lung’aho said.

His Kenya Pipeline opposite number Japeth Munala conceded defeat but remained optimistic his charges will rise to the occasion in the play-offs which will also serve as qualifications for the Africa Club championship set for early next year.

“In this final I rested my first team to give room for other players because I want to select the finest who will play in Kasarani but that does not mean I was not giving the final the seriousness it deserved.

“We want to defend our KVF title and subsequently fly Kenya’s flag in the continental assignment next year,” Munala who doubles up as the national women’s tactician told Citizen Digital.

 

The other two sides who are penciled to square it out at the November 30 to December 2 play-offs in Kasarani alongside Prisons and Pipeline are KCB and Bungoma County.

KVF league men defending champions GSU, will battle it against Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), Kenya Prisons and Mombasa-based Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) in the men’s play-off with top two teams sailing through to the 2019 Africa Club championship.

Meanwhile, Soin Primary school stunned Moi University by 3-0 sets of 25-23, 25-12 and 25-19 to emerge winners of the schools and colleges category.

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