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KCB qualify for round of 16 stage after beating Uganda, Ivory Coast in Africa volleyball games in Tunisia

Thursday, May 26th, 2022 11:46 | By
KCB women’s volleyball team celebrate after winning against Uganda’s Ndejje University Volleyball Elites during the ongoing Africa Volleyball Women’s Club competition in Belkebia, Tunisia . PHOTO/Sportspicha

KCB Women’s Volleyball team has qualified for the round of 16 stage in the ongoing Africa Volleyball Women’s Club competition in Belkebia, Tunisia.

 KCB finished second in pool B after winning their opening fixture against Asec Mimosa of Ivory Coast on Sunday by beating them 3-0 (25-13,25-12,25-10) and in the last fixture against Uganda’s Ndejje University Volleyball Elites.

On Monday, KCB lost to reigning champions Carthage of Tunisia but successfully reiterated to win against Ugandans after scoring 3-0 (25-22,25-10,25-16).

The Bankers will today face Nigerian side Customs Service.

“The blend of new blood and experience has enabled the team to register positive results in the tough competition so far and is upbeat that they will also replicate the same drive and enthusiasm when they take on the Nigerian side in the round of 16 match,” head coach Japheth Munala said.

He added: “We knew we were coming here to face top sides on the continent and having taken enough time to prepare, we are optimistic this team will go all the way to the finals. The team is strong as the likes of youngsters Belinda are settling in well while learning from experienced players.” 

KCB last participated in the Africa Women’s Volleyball Club competition in 2019 where the team finished ninth.

Outside hitter Mercy Moim called on her teammates to maintain the same momentum to make it to the advanced stages of the competition.

“The competition gets tougher as we enter the advanced stages.

Experienced players

 I call upon my teammates to continue with the same desire they have shown throughout this tournament. Our ultimate desire is to go back home with a trophy, so we have to put our best foot forward considering the calibre of our opponents in the tournament,” Moim said.

KCB currently tops the local Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) league standings having triumphed recently against Nairobi Prisons and the Kenya Defence Forces.

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