Malkia Strikers gun down Senegal

By sportsnewsarena correspondent
Oct 09, 2021
  • Kenya were stretched in the second set before beating Senegal 3-0 in their second match. (Photo by Shutterspeed)

Kenya’s Malkia Strikers earned their second Women’s Africa Nations Championship win in as many nights with a sweep over Senegal at Palais des Sports in Yaoundé, Cameroon on Sunday.

The Kenyan girls won 3-0 (25-21, 28-26, 25-15) in Pool B match after winning by the same margin against Nigeria in their opening match at the same venue on Saturday/

Kenya captain Mercy Moim and Edith Mukuvulani led the match scorers with 15 points each, while Sow Binetou replied for Senegal with 12 points.

In this match, Kenya had a good run in the first set and led 5-1 lead before surging to 8-4 at the first TTO.

Led by Moim and Brackcides Khadambi, Kenya extended their lead to 13-7 and eventually led 22-15 before bagging the set.

Kenya received the toughest moments of the match in the second quarter when the West African side took a 24-19 lead before Moim and Khadambi did their best to get back into contention and finally winning the set 28-26.

In this set, Kenya had taken a first TTO lead of 8-6 before Senegal bounced back to take control of the set with a 16-12 lead at the second TTO.

The lead appeared to give Senegal much confidence. But Kenyan attackers fought hard to win.

The third set was won by Kenya 25-15. They have a 2-0 win while Senegal have won and lost one match each.

In another match, Egypt overwhelmed Algeria 3-0 in Pool A. Aya Elshamy lwas the top scorer for Egyptian with 17 points, while Yasmine Abdelrahim replies with eight for Algeria.