• Prisons-Pipeline tie abandoned due to rain

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  • Kenya Prisons women team who are in the final of the Women's premier league against Kenya Pipeline. The match was abandoned due to rain on sunday.(Photo by Shutterspeed)Kenya Prisons women team who are in the final of the Women's premier league against Kenya Pipeline. The match was abandoned due to rain on sunday.(Photo by Shutterspeed)
Nov 27, 2011-

The final match between Kenya volleyball Federation KVF women’s league defending champions, Kenya Prisons and 2006 champions, Kenya Pipeline was called off after rains disrupted the thrilling encounter on the third day of the league playoffs at the Nyayo national stadium Sunday.

Prison was enjoying a one set advantage over the resilient Pipeline who were leading their arch rivals (16-14) in the second set before sky opened its flood gates, forcing match officials to call off the match.

Prisons who joined the KVF league in 2006, before going ahead to win three consecutive titles in the subsequent years struggled to win a tough first set (30-28) with both sides displaying brilliant performances, affirming why they provide the bulk of players in the national team.

The second set was not easy for the Africa club champions, who trailed Pipeline (8-5) in the first technical time-out before doubling the score in the second technical time-out at (16-14).

The match will be concluded on Monday after the first match pitting Forest Rangers and Ulinzi who will be fighting for the third position in the men’s premier league title.

Prisons’ men team also have a tough assignment against General Service Unit,GSU when the two teams, which have not lost a single match in the on-going playoffs meet as Prisons look to defend their title.

The warders had earlier beaten Forest Rangers by straight sets (3-0(25-20, 25-23, 25-18) and expect a hard encounter against GSU who saw off Ulinzi 3-1 in their second match Sunday.

“I am very much prepared to retain the title tomorrow,” said Kenya prison men’s team head coach, Gideon Chenje.

Kenya Commercial Bank, KCB took third place in the women premier after registering their first win over winless Ulinzi.

The bankers won three of the four sets, taking the first two set (25-21, 25-17) only to relax in the third set which the solders won (25-20). KCB came back a stronger side, winning the fourth set (25-23) to end the 2011 season in third place.

The winners of the men and women’s leagues will represent the country in the 2012 club championship whose date and venue are yet to be released by the Africa Confederation of Volleyball CAVB.

Monday Fixture's Ulinzi vs Forest Rangers (10.00am)men’s, Pipeline vs Prisons(12.00)women’s, Prisons vs GSU (3.00 p)men’s.

 

 

Elvince Joshua

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