May 20, 2024

Heart break as Prisons Kenya end Quest for Africa volleyball Glory

Heart break as Prisons Kenya end Quest for Africa volleyball Glory
photo/Courtesy CAVB

Despite a recovered final set, Kenya Prisons could not sustain the pressure as they ultimately lost to Mouloudia Sportive de Bou Salem in straight sets of 0-3 (25-15 / 25-13 / 25-22).

Kenya Prisons Men’s volleyball team's quest to clinch their maiden African title came to an end on Monday as they were eliminated in the semi-finals by defending champions Mouloudia Sportive de Bou Salem of Tunisia at the ongoing Africa Men's Club Championships in Cairo, Egypt.

Making a return to the continental stage after over 10 years, the reigning Kenyan Champions had hoped for a finals spot but were stopped by the Tunisian powerhouse, who will now face hosts Al Ahly, who defeated Libya’s Al Naser in straight sets.

Despite a recovered final set, Kenya Prisons could not sustain the pressure as they ultimately lost to Mouloudia Sportive de Bou Salem in straight sets of 0-3 (25-15 / 25-13 / 25-22).

 


Another Kenyan team, Kenya Ports Authority, also failed to shine on Monday as they fell to Algeria’s ASW Blida 3-2 (24-26 / 25-17 / 26-28 / 25-17 / 12-15) in an exciting five-set 5-8 position thriller.

On Tuesday, Kenya Prisons will be looking to return home with at least a medal as they take on Libya’s Al Naser in the Bronze playoffs.

Upon conclusion of the men's finals , the stage will be set for the commencement of the women's edition at the same venues in Cairo starting from 24th of April 2024.