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Kenya Prisons hammer Muzinga in Africa Club Championship

VOLLEYBALL AND HANDBALL By Washington Onyango | April 21st 2021
Kenya Prisons in action against Muzinga of Burundi during the African Clubs Championship played at Aissa Ben Nasr Arena in Kelibia, Tunisia on Wednesday. [Photo: Courtesy]

Former Africa volleyball champions Kenya Prisons on Wednesday evening began their African Clubs Championship campaign with a commanding 3-0 win over Muzinga of Burundi in a one-sided match played at Aissa Ben Nasr Arena in Kelibia, Tunisia.

David Lungaho’s charges dominated all the three sets after claiming the win in straight sets of identical 25-8 wins.

The win saw Prisons move top of Pool A with three points with the other teams set to play later in the evening.

Speaking after the win, Lungaho, who handed debuts to youngsters Meldine Sande and Teresa Akai, said he was happy with the overall performance of the team.

“We did not make many mistakes in the match which is good as we head into a series of tough matches from tomorrow. I am happy with how each individual player performed especially during rotations and now we turn our focus to tomorrow,” he said.

In the earlier match, Kenya Pipeline also defeated ASEC Mimosas of Ivory Coast 3-0 to kick start their Clubs Championship campaign on a winning note.

Coincidentally, Pipeline strolled to victory posting identical 25-11 score lines in all sets, a result that was mirrored by Kenya Prisons in their 25-8 scores against Muzinga.

The Kenya Prisons team in Kelibia, Tunisia. [Photo: Courtesy]

Pipeline dominated the match from the word go and the Kenyans made clear their intentions of fighting for the top prize known with a dominant 25-11 score in the opening set.

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The five time champions served off to a similar scoreline in the second set to lead 2-0.

In the final set, the Ivory Coast side came off guns blazing in the opening minutes but Paul Gitau’s charges held them off to seal a comfortable 3-0 win after a 25-11 scoreline by the end of the third set.

The win saw Pipeline join Customs of Nigeria at the top of Pool B with three points. The Nigerian outfit had defeated National Alcohol of Ethiopia 3-0 (25-12, 25-17 and 25-16).

On Thursday, Pipeline will face National Alcohol of Ethiopia as Kenya Prisons await to take on Tunisian champions CS Sfaxien on Friday.

Africa Club Championship Results

Kenya Pipeline 3-0 ASEC Mimosas

Kenya Prisons 3-0 Muzinga

Pipeline will face National Alcohol of Ethiopia. [Photo: Courtesy]
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