KCB Lionesses triumphs over KPC, set sights on the League playoffs

Tuesday, May 21st, 2024 03:00 | By
KCB’s Edith Wisa (centre) in action against Kenya Pipeline during the on going KVF League. PHOTO/KVF
KCB’s Edith Wisa (centre) in action against Kenya Pipeline during the on going KVF League. PHOTO/KVF

The KCB Volleyball Team finished the Kenya National League regular season on a high after overpowering the 2024 African Women’s Club Championship bronze medalist Kenya Pipeline 3-1 on Sunday during the final leg matches of the regular KVF National League played at the Kasarani Indoor Arena.

The KPC were the first to draw blood in the four-set thriller, winning the first set by 23 – 25 before KCB roared back to claim the second, third and fourth sets with scores of 25-14, 27-25, and 25-23, respectively.

The Lionesses have finished the regular season unbeaten, and the win takes them to the top of the table with 23 points. With this momentum, the KCB Lionesses are set to make a strong bid in the upcoming playoffs, aiming to capitalise on their regular-season success and clinch the championship.

“We are on course to reclaim the National Title,” said Head Coach Japheth Munala. “We have had a remarkable league run, finishing the season unbeaten and at the top of the table. We will channel the same energy into the playoffs, give our best, and ensure we retain the national title.”

On Thursday, KCB hammered KDF 3-0 before seeing off a stubborn Kenya Prisons side 3-2 on Saturday. The team will take on Kenya Army in their first match of the playoffs.

The Lionesses squad boasts the power of diversity. It boasts a mix of young blood and experience, with Captain Edith Wisa, Malkia Strikers Captain Mercy Moim, Sharon Chepchumba, Esther Mutinda, and Lincy Jeruto leading the way. The team also features season debutant Debora Jesang, on form Mariam Musa, and others who are making a significant impact in the Munala-led side.

“We have a strong squad. Debutant Jesang is having a good season. She has the potential to become one of the greatest in the country, and I want to push her to the limits. She made it to the team of the tournament during the recently concluded club championship, and I know she’s going to play a vital role in the coming days.” Munala added.

“We have had a good run this season, but we won’t let that get in our way. We still have the playoff matches to play from next week; thus, we have to prepare, continue to work hard and make sure we finish strong.” Team Captain Edith Wisa noted.

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