Kenya Prisons lock Algeria's Bejaia

By ronnie evans
Apr 10, 2017
  • David Lung'aho must steer Kenya Prisons past University of Zimbabwe to qualify for the quarter finals. (SNA. File Photo)

Five time African champions Kenya Prisons enhanced their chances of qualifying for the quarterfinals after defeating Algeria's Bejaia 3-0 (25-12, 25-19, 25-21) in their women's Africa Club Championship match played in Monastir, Tunisia on Sunday.

It was their second win of the campaign after sinking home side Marsa 3-0 sets of 25-12, 25-15 and 26-24 on Saturday.

Their only loss came in the first match when they fell to record title holders Al Ahly of Egypt 1-3 (25-14, 25-21, 18-25 and 25-16).

In this match, Kenya Prisons asserted its dominance early on by rushing to a 14-4 lead and 19-8 in the first set.

It was the same script after a technical timeout called by Bejaia as they trailed 11-23. The Kenyan side comfortably sealed the set 25-12.

The second set was a closely contested affair with the Algerians leading 10-6 and 13-11 after good service balls. Kenya Prisons David Lung'aho called a timeout which was vital as they rallied to tie the game at 16 points a piece before scoring seven unanswered points to lead 23-16.

Kenya Prisons sealed the set 25-19. Bejaia pushed the Kenyans in the third set but Kenya Prisons stood firm to secure a 25-22 result which sealed the set and match.

Lung'aho's charges will secure qualifications into the last eight if they beat University of Zimbabwe in their final group game on Tuesday.

Their is a possibility of an all Kenyan quater final if the other representatives, Kenya Pipeline win their final Pool C match against Bafia (Cameroon) also on Tuesday.