Prisons, Pipeline on course to retain league crowns

Friday December 1 2017

Kenya Pipeline setter Janet Wanja (left) celebrates a point with centre Trizah Atuka during their Africa Club Volleyball Championship match against Algeria's Sonatrach at Ksar Hellal Jammel Hall in Tunisia's coastal city of Monastir on April 7, 2017. PHOTO | CAVB |

Kenya Pipeline setter Janet Wanja (left) celebrates a point with centre Trizah Atuka during their Africa Club Volleyball Championship match against Algeria's Sonatrach at Ksar Hellal Jammel Hall in Tunisia's coastal city of Monastir on April 7, 2017. PHOTO | CAVB |  

By PHILIP ONYANGO
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Kenya Pipeline women and Kenya Prisons men are well on line to defend their respective Kenya Volleyball Federation Premier League titles after clobbering their opponents in Friday’ play-offs at KPA Makande hall, Mombasa. 

Kenya Prisons men, who played the second  match of the day yesterday made mince meat of Co-op Bank in three straight sets of 25-14, 25-14, 25 -11 to make clear their intentions of holding onto the trophy. 

A win against General Service Unit,  the other play-offs favourites today will put them in the pole position of reclaiming the trophy. Pipeline made short work of KCB 3-0 (25-10, 25-12, 26-24) in their women’s encounter.  

Moses Epoloto’s  General Service Unit started well hitting home side Kenya Ports Authority 3-1 in a tough opening match at the same venue.

GSU won the first set 25-23 but KPA regrouped to win the second set 26-24  probably the best they could do in the match as the battle hardened paramilitary side won the ensuing sets 25-20, 25-23.

Abiud Kipkorir and Simon Kipkorir showed some class on the GSU side with veteran James Ontere playing a pivotal role for the dockers. 

KPA coach Samson Sunguti was not a happy man.