Kenya Prisons book a quarters date with rivals KCB

KCB's Belinda Barasa (left) and Malyn Terry in action against Kenya Prisons' Yvonne Wavinya during the 2022/23 Kenya Volleyball Federation National Volleyball League playoffs match at Kasarani Indoor Arena last year. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Former national women’s volleyball champions Kenya Prisons became the second Kenyan team to qualify for the quarter-finals of the ongoing Africa Women Volleyball Club Championships in Cairo, Egypt.

Prisons defeated Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) by three straight sets to join national champions Kenya Pipeline in the last eight as the Kenyan teams continue to fight for the continental supremacy.

It was a match the wardresses won with ease from the first to the final set with some stiff challenge coming in the second set, which the Nigerians gave a good account of themselves to lose 25-19.

In the first set, Kenya Prisons won 25-10 before securing a 25-13 victory in the final set as the fight for the top honours start to take shape in the North African country.

The wardresses will now face national champions KCB in the quarter-finals after the bankers also eliminated Asec Mimosa of Ivory Coast in straight sets of 25-6, 25-18 and 25-13.

Meanwhile, Kenya Pipeline who cruised into the last eight without serving the ball take on National Alcohol and Liquor Factory (NAL) of Ethiopia in the quarter-finals.

NAL had beaten Association Sports De Bejaia of Algeria in another pre-quarterfinal match.

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