April 14, 2024

Double delight for Kenya as men's team bags world roll ball title

Double delight for Kenya as men's team bags world roll ball title
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Kenya led 4-2 at halftime but India returned guns blazing to level the score at 4 goals.

Following in the footsteps of their women counterparts, Kenya men's roll ball team left nothing to chance as they fought to deliver a Kenyan double on the global stage.

Going up against hosts and defending champions India in the roll ball world cup, Kenya made sure that their efforts counted, after missing out on the global title on five occasions, as the side picked a convincing win for the gong. 

Kenya delivered a 7-4 victory in an entertaining final played on Wednesday 26 April at Shri Shiv Chatrapatti Sports Complex,Pune India.

Kenya led 4-2 at halftime but India returned guns blazing to level the score at 4 goals. 

 

Well aware that it was an all-or-nothing situation after India equalised, Kenya went hard with keeper Moses Atenya keeping the opponents at bay. 

The urge to lift that title for the first time after five failed attempts pushed the Kenyans to make all chances count for the convincing win.

The feat completes an extra-ordinary feature for Kenya after the Kenyan women’s team beat Egypt to claim the title in the final on Tuesday 25 April.