Kenya representatives at the African Clubs Championship in Tunisia, KCB Women’s Volleyball Team and Kenya Prisons started their campaign on a positive note after bagging the win.
KCB Bank easily cruised past ASEC MIMOSA from Ivory Coast In straight Sets to set off their quest to clinch this year's title.
KCB who are pooled in Group B, thrashed Ivory Coast’s side Mimosa 3-0, (25-13, 25-12, 25-10), while Kenya Prisons saw off Nigeria’s Chief Naval on the same margin of 3-0, (25-9, 25-18, 25-20) that was served off in Kelibia, Tunisia on Sunday.
Others in the same cluster with the Kenya bankers are reigning champions Carthage of Tunisia and Ndejje University of Uganda.
Prisons fielded setter Herman Kipyegon, left attackers Brackcides Agala and Meldine Sande, right attacker Emmacute Chemtai, middle blockers Lorine Chebet and Anne Lowem and libero Elizabeth Wanyama.
The East Africans easily bagged the first set 25-9 with Naval offering little resistance.
Barasa rested the experienced Agala for Pamela Masaisai in the second set. The West Africans improved in attacks and managed to improve on their set scores, but still lost the set 25-18 and the third set 25-20.
Kenya Prisons are in group C which has Ethiopia’s National Alcohol, Rwanda Patriotic Army of Rwanda and Naval of Nigeria. Prisons set off their challenge for the coveted title they last won in 2013.
The KCB will return to the court on Monday to battle it out hosts Carthage of Tunisia while Prisons will take on Ethiopia’s National Alcohol.
The 3rd Kenyan representative, Kenya Pipeline plays Sunday night at 800pm EAT against Customs of Nigeria, A rematch of 2021 Quarter final in which Customs got the better of Gitau led charges by winning 3-2.