An all-Kenyan final? Pipeline, Prisons in semis

Lester Mason
March 14, 2018

Kenya's dream of bagging the coveted Africa women's volleyball club championship title went up in smoke after seven time African champions Kenya Pipeline and former African queens Kenya Prisons lost to record holders Al Ahly and defending champions Carthage of Tunisia, respectively at the semi finals stage in Cairo, Egypt.

Prisons take on defending champions Carthage while Pipeline battle hosts Al Ahly in the last four with a place in the final at stake. Prisons took an early 4-1 lead and 8-5 at the first technical time out of the first set and were unstoppable as they bombarded their opponents, taking the game to 12-6 thus forcing RRA into a time out.

On Thursday, Carthage will face the victor between hosts Ahly and Kenya Pipeline who will play later on Tuesday in the other semifinals.

In the interview, Prisons coach David Lung'aho noted that they were not at their best but he was glad the side booked a semi-final slot. Mercy Moim led the Kenyans with 20 points.

Title holders Carthage of Tunisia, who defeated Egypt's El-Shams in the quarter-final, also secured their spot in the final after beating Kenya's other representative in the competition, Prisons of Kenya 3-1 (25-15, 22-25, 25-23, 25-21).

The guests got off to a good start as they won the first set 25-22.

Kenyan sides on course to meet in the final.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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