June 13, 2024

Battle lines drawn as KVF women’s regular league concludes

Battle lines drawn as KVF women’s regular league concludes
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The federation leadership is yet to announce dates for the playoff that will run alongside the men’s one but all coaches have their targets well set out.

All three top teams have lost once as the Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) women’s league regular season concludes paving the way for the 2023 playoffs.

However, holders Kenya Pipeline, who finished top of the 10-team league standings after Thursday’s (14 September) final regular league matches, remain favourites with Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) posing their biggest threat to their crown.

Pipeline lost to the bankers in the regular league while the Japheth Munala-coached KCB fell to a seemingly-struggling Prisons Kenya who finished third. The wardresses fell to Pipeline, their only loss of the season so far.

Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) , who have proven a worthy competitor for the top three sides finished fourth, expectedly, completing the list of playoff-bound teams.

The federation leadership is yet to announce dates for the playoff that will run alongside the men’s one but all coaches have their targets well set out.

 


Paul Gitau’s Pipeline will look to defend the title they won in January 2023 in the delayed playoffs. Munala has the huge burden of ending KCB’S 17-year wait for the national gong, the side having last won it in 2006.

For coach Josp Barasa, he was denied last season by Pipeline and struggled to beat DCI for third place as KCB finished second and would very much want to reclaim a title the wardresses had dominated before last season’s defeat.

As for Daniel Bor, his targets remain a podium place which would not only be a first for the team but a pathway to making their debut in the African club championships.