Kenya spikes Egypt in Zone V qualifiers

By sportsnewsarena correspondent
Jul 30, 2017
  • Malkia Strikers finished unbeaten in the Zone Five competition. (Photo by Shutterspeed)

  • Trizah Atuka spikes against Egypt Ahmed Aya in the final match on Sunday. (Photo by Shutterspeed)

  • Egypt's Alshamy Aya spikes against Kenya's Brackcides Agala and Noel Murambi. (Photo by Shutterspeed)

  • Kenya coach Japheth Munala watches as Janet Wanja signs a ball. (Photo by Shutterspeed)

Malkia Strikers have completed the first stage of their campaign for the 2018 FIVB World championship in Japan on a clean plate.

On Sunday, they signed off by beating Egypt 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-17) on the final day of the Zone Five qualifiers which served off on Friday at Kasarani Indoor Stadium.

As a result, Kenya will proceed to the second round of the qualification during the Africa championship to fight for the single ticket to Japan. 

On Sunday, Uganda bounced back from two sets down to beat Rwanda 3-2 ( 23-25, 19-25, 25-16, 25-23, 15-9) in their only win.

In their opening match, Kenya beat Uganda 3-0 (25-12, 25-15,25-12) and Rwanda 3-0 (25-22,25-16, 25-16) .


Setters: Jane Wacu, Janet Wanja; Liberos: Agrippina Kundu, Celestine Nyongesa; Left attackers: Mercy Moim, Noel Murambi, Everlyne Makuto, Leonida Kasaya; Middle Blockers: Brackcides Agala, Edith Wisa, Ann Lowem, Triza Atuka; Right Attackers: Violet Makuto, Immaculate Chemtai.