June 13, 2024

Bankers' Blitz: KCB Tops Prisons to retain volleyball crown

Bankers' Blitz: KCB Tops Prisons to retain volleyball crown
KCB in action against Prison's Kenya in the women's Kenya Volleyball Finals in Nairobi

The Prisons men's team retained their title by defeating long-time rivals GSU 3-0 in the final match on Saturday, winning the best-of-three series 2-0.

The KCB Women's volleyball team staged an impressive comeback to reclaim their women's club title after defeating Kenya Prisons on Sunday, securing a 2-1 victory in a best-of-three playoffs final at Kasarani Gymnasium.

Kenya Prisons had initially shocked KCB with a decisive 3-0 (26-24, 25-16, 25-17) win on Friday. However, the bankers returned with determination, winning the second match 3-0 (28-26, 26-24, 25-21) and clinching the title with another straight-sets victory on Sunday, 25-22, 25-17, 25-21.

Outside hitter Juliana Namutira was sensational in the final, consistently delivering powerful attacks that kept Prisons on the back foot. For her outstanding performance throughout the playoffs, Namutira was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the season. Additionally, Esther Mutinda was honored as the best setter, while Mariam Musa was recognized as the best outside hitter.

Expressing her joy after the finals at Kasarani, Namutira said, “I am so happy with the team’s win today. It is incredible to share this victory with an amazing group of girls. I am also proud of my personal achievement as the Most Valuable Player; it could not have been possible without the team’s support. We now shift focus to next season.”

KCB Head Coach Japheth Munala also spoke after the victory, stating, “I am so proud of the team for showcasing incredible grit to come back from a 3-0 defeat on Friday to winning the local league title, making it two in a row. This is indeed a testament to our hard work throughout the season. We thank our sponsor KCB for always believing in us and for ensuring that the team could compete. We also thank Kenya Prisons for putting up a great fight.”

 


The victory was a significant morale boost for Munala's squad, who had finished fourth at the 2024 African Club Championship in Egypt. Munala now believes the team is ready to contest on the continental stage following this triumphant win.

The Prisons men's team retained their title by defeating long-time rivals GSU 3-0 in the final match on Saturday, winning the best-of-three series 2-0.

In the women's category, Kenya Pipeline secured the bronze medal by beating the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in straight sets, 25-17, 25-16, 25-22, in the third-place playoff. 

Meanwhile, KPA clinched the men's bronze medal with a thrilling 3-2 victory (25-16, 21-25, 21-25, 25-19, 15-10) over KDF in an exciting five-set match.

Individual Awards 

Server : Anne Lowem(Prisons)

Setter :Esther Mutinda(KCB)

Outside hitter:  Mariam Musa(KCB)

Libero: Sharon Sandui(Prisons)

Blocker: Triza Atuka(Kenya Pipeline)

Opposite :Mercy Iminza (DCI)

Most Valuable Player : Juliana Namutira (KCB)