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A 1ST FOR KENYA : Kenya Women Volleyball Team Qualify For Grand Prix FINALS

Kenya women volleyball team have flown the Kenyan flag higher again after breaking the jinx of not qualifying for the Grand prix finals. The team which beat Algeria 2 weeks ago in the African Championship have done the country proud by beating Algeria in the qualifying rounds to book a spot in the lucrative final.


According to the Standard :

This is their first ever second round qualification in a world event, which will be played in Canberra, Australia, after breaking an away win jinx against hosts Algeria on Monday morning to finish top of Pool Q with seven points. On-form Prisons Kenya left attacker Mercy Moim surpassed 20-point mark, scoring 26 points including four blocks and three aces to propel the nine-time African Champions to a hard-fought 3-2 (20-25, 25-15, 23-25, 25-13, 15-13) win over Algeria at the Cheraga Omni Sport Hall. Algeria twice went ahead but Kenya responded emphatically, taking the second set 25-15 and the fourth 25-13, sending the match to a tiebreaker.

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Moim was followed by captain Brackcides Agala who scored 16 points with Kenya Pipeline centre Ruth Jepngetich leading the blocking with sevens points. This was Kenya’s third victory in a row against Algeria in less than a month and their first away win against the North Africans since 2007.

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