High flying KCB beat Ahly to clinch African crown

High flying KCB beat Ahly to clinch African crown

Sharon Chepchumba starred with cumulative 32 points as KCB won their second Africa Women’s Volleyball Club title with a thrilling three sets to one victory over record champions Al Ahly in Tunisia on Tuesday night.

Sharon Chepchumba starred with cumulative 32 points as KCB won their second Africa Women’s Volleyball Club title with a thrilling three sets to one victory over record champions Al Ahly in Tunisia on Tuesday night.

Chepchumba was the star of the show, delivering KCB their first club title since 2006 and a sweet revenge over the Egyptian giants who beat them in the 2009 final in Nairobi by the same score.

Japheth Munala’s girls started off well and won the first two sets, clinching the opener 25-18 and the second 25-22 with Chepchumba scoring eight and nine points respectively.

However, they were stunned in the third set when Ahly came off stronger, the Egyptians winning 25-11. Chepchumba contributed six of KCB’s 11 points while Aya Hamdy who starred for Ahly had eight points.

The bankers avoided the game going into a tie breaker when they fought their heels off in the fourth set to eventually win 28-26 and clinch the title.

Earlier on, Kenya Prisons ensured two Kenyan teams will be on the podium when they stunned defending champions Carthage of Tunisia three sets to two (20-25,25-23,19-25,25-23,15-11).

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