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Kenya on track against Burundi; close All Africa Games slot chase against Uganda on Saturday

Meanwhile, the third leg of the Kenya Volleyball Federation National League [KVF-NL] launched on Friday morning in Kericho Teachers College


KENYA are now taking on Burundi in their third All Africa Games qualifying tournament match in Kampala on Friday as the third leg of the domestic Kenya Volleyball Federation National Football League continues at the Kericho Teachers College.

After victories over continental arch rivals Egypt on the opening day on Tuesday, the successful Kenya women’s national team, Malkia Strikers, sponsored by National Oil Corporation of Kenya [NOCK], romped over Ethiopia on Wednesday keeping their aim of clean sweep in focus.

Closing game

The Kenyan girls are currently leading Burundi having easily taken the first set 25-11. If they beat Burundi, the David Lung’aho coached team will hope to do the same against Uganda in the closing game on Saturday, win the championship and qualify for the All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville in September.

Kenya, three-time winners at the Games, have, however, performed poorly in the past three editions, their last triumph dating back to 1999 in [Johannesburg] South Africa.

Third leg

Two teams from the qualifier in Kampala will pass through to Brazzaville and Egypt are poised to accompany Kenya.

Meanwhile, the third leg of the KVF-NL, launched on Friday morning in Kericho and among highlights were Kenya Prisons (men) extending their wins to four matches this season following 3-1 (25-19,24-26, 25-18, 25-21) defeat of Prisons Kakamega.

After the league fixtures on Friday, teams swing into tournament action competing for the Mutai Enterprise Cup on Saturday and Sunday.

Other KVF-NL results:

Kericho Teachers College

Friday, April 24:

[Men]:

Kenya Prisons 3-1  Bungoma County 25-14, 17-25, 25-17, 25-18

Kenya Ports Authority [KPA] 3-1 Prisons, Mombasa 21-25, 25-16, 25-22, 25-23)

Kenya Defence Forces [KDF] w/o Oserian

Kenya Prisons 3-1 Prisons, Kakamega 25-19, 24-26, 25-18, 25-21

[Women]:

Kenya Commercial Bank [KCB] 3-0 Kenya Academy of Sport 25-12, 25-16, 25-22

2015 Kenya Volleyball Federation [KVF] National League:

1st leg, February 27 – March 1: KVF–NL (Kenya Pipeline Volleyball Cup) – Nakuru

2nd leg, March 27-29: KVF–NL (Arthur Odera Cup) – Malaba Primary School, Busia

3rd leg, April 24-26: KVF–NL (Mutai Enterprises Cup) – Kericho Teachers College, Kericho

4th leg, May 29-31: KVF–NL (Kisumu Open) – Kenyatta Stadium, Kisumu

5th leg, June 26-28: KVF–NL (AMACO International Open) – Eldoret Polytechnic, Uasin Gishu

6th leg, July 24-26: KVF–NL (Baringo County Open) – Eldama Ravine, Baringo, Baringo

7th leg, August 21-23: KVF–NL (Bungoma Open) – Bungoma High School, Bungoma

8th leg, October 2-4: KVF–NL (Nandi County Open) – Nandi

9th leg, Oct 30- Nov 1: KVF–NL (Kiambu County Open) – Kiambu Stadium, Kiambu

10th leg, Nov 27-29: KVF–NL (FINALE: Play-offs)KPA Makande Gym, Mombasa

– Additional reporting by Kenya Volleyball Federation