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Kenya Pipeline team to watch in volleyball

27 August 2013, 14:02 Robert Chepkwony

Nairobi - Prisons Kenya's head coach David Lung’aho concedes that his ladies team is the one to watch in this year’s national volleyball league as indicated in the past five legs of the league this year.

Lung’aho admits that KPC is his team’s strong opponent and a team to watch as both teams have each won three matches this year.

Prisons Kenya women's team, the five times Confederation of Africa Volleyball Federation (CAFB) and national women volleyball league defending champions, has taught Ulinzi women team the lessons of the game by dismantling them three sets to nil, before the soldiers turned to Boron Secondary School team where they beat 3-0 of 25-12, 25-5 and 25-12 in the open tournament challenge.

The women warders later rained on Boron again shattering them 3-0 of 25-5,25-10 and 25-17 as local team Stadia was not able to persevere the severely sparks of Kenya Airways hence losing 0-3 to flights women of 6-25, 17-25 and 15-25.

Lung’aho expressed confidence with his team saying the performance was of high standard despite loosing to Kenya Pipeline at the tournament’s final that ended 3-2(25-18, 22-25, 14-25, 25-14, 15-9) in favour of Kenya Pipeline.

His sentiments comes as the team reports at Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on Tuesday this week for training ahead of the October Zurich, Switzerland World Club Championships, team’s head coach Lung’aho is happy for winning the fifth leg against Mount Kenya University team at the finals of the of the fifth leg.

Lung’aho said the loss to Pipeline's team in the final match at some extent was contributed by the absence of team captain Brackcies Khadambi who travelled home due to domestic problems, Loice Chepkosgei who is nursing an arm string injury, as well as top scorer Lydia Maiyo who has been out for maternity leave.

“Absence of the three players in the fifth leg and the KVF open tournament cost us a loss at the finals, but I am happy with the team’s performance all through match fixtures in both league and open tournament,” said Lung’aho.

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