CAVB Championships: Pipeline through, Prisons hopeful

Kenya Pipeline have made a remarkable start at the ongoing Women’s African Club Championships as Kenya Prisons confident to follow soot in Monastir, Tunisia.

Pipeline have already booked their ticket for the second round with a splendid 3-0 in two matches played. The Kenyan giants outplayed both Army from Rwanda in the first match and Sonatrach from Algeria in the second, but it was by no means a walk over. They showed mental strength to control the matches and come out unscathed.

Pipeline will go into their final Pool C preliminary round to play Bafia from Cameroon on Tuesday night with little pressure and booming confidence in the hopes of preserving their 100 percent record.

The same however cannot be said for Prisons as it has not been smooth sailing. Their opening match ended in a disappointing 3-1 defeat to the reigning champions Al Ahly but by no means was it embarrassing. Prisons however bounced back in emphatic fashion to beat Marsa from Tunisia and Bejaia from Algeria 3-0 each, vital wins that give them a clear shot at the quarter finals.

Prisons now await the final match against University of Zimbabwe on Tuesday evening to confirm their progression to the second round alongside Al Ahly in Pool B.

Both Pipeline coach Japheth Munala and Prisons coach David Lugh’ano hope that one of the two teams will go all the to lift the title that has eluded Kenya since 2010.

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