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About KVF

The sport of volleyball, which in Kenya, is run under the auspices of the Kenya Volleyball Federation, was introduced in the country in the early 1962. The Federation was registered with the Federation of International Volleyball (FIVB) in 1964. ”

Kenya Volleyball Federation was founded in 1964 and is affiliated to the Kenya National Sports Council (KNSC), the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K), Confederation of Africa Volleyball (CAVB) and the Federation of International Volleyball (FIVB).

It is the role of the Federation to identify, nurture and develop talent, promote volleyball, oversee volleyball activities in schools, colleges and other institutions, develop technical personnel (coaches and referees), organize volleyball competitions in the country and prepare different categories of national volleyball teams – youth, junior and senior players –  and enter them for relevant competitions.

 

 

 

6 TEAMS SECURE QUARTERFINAL SLOTS IN 2019AFRICAN MEN'S CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

Cairo Egypt, April 5, 2019 –

Reigning champions Ahly, Smouha (both from Egypt), Nemo Stars of Uganda, Asaria, El Etihad and Al Swehly all from Libya had confirmed their places in the quarter finals of the 2019 Men’s African Club Championship in Cairo, Egypt on Friday.

 The remaining two slots will be determined in the fifth and final day of the preliminary round on Saturday for the second berth in Pools A and C.

Defending champions Ahly beat Police IV of Botswana 3-0 (25-8, 25-13, 25-7) to guarantee their place from Pool A. In the same pool, Ahly Tripoli got their second win in the campaign after recording a 3-0 (25-11, 25-13, 25- 20) win over Cote d'Ivoire's INJS.

Egypt’s Smouha joined the list to book their spot for the last eight combat following their heavy defeat over Uganda Christian University 3-0 (25-14, 25-13, 25-21 ) in Pool B. El Etihad as well confirmed their spot in the quarter finals when they beat improved Gendarmarie 3-1 (21-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-17).

Al Swehly also emerge victorious on day 4 with a 3-1 (25-14, 25-19, 19-25, 25-18) win over Cameroun’s FAP in Pool C. Swehly also went through to the last eight. Ethiopia’s Wolaita came from a two sets down to beat Rukinzo 3-2 (20-25, 17-25, 25-21, 25-16, 15- 12).

Also in pool C, Prisons Kenya beat Congo DR VC Espoir 3-1 (25-16, 25-19, 20-25, 25-17), increasing their chances of making it to the last 8. The Kenyans will now face Rukinzo on match day 5 for a most win tie since VC Espoir and Wolaita each have a chance of qualifying should they record a straight sets 3-0 or 3-1  win in their respective matches, and Prisons Kenya loses by the same margin. If Prisons Kenya go down 2-3 to Rukinzo, They will still make it to the last 8.

Another Kenyan team that shined on match day 4 was GSU, the Service Unit beat University of Zimbabwe 3-0 (25-11, 25-14, 25-18) in Pool D. Ugandan outfit Nemo Stars had made the cut with style to play in the last eight after their resounding victory over AS FAG of Guinea 3-0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-16). Joining Nemo Stars from Pool D, Asaria overcame Mwangaza to seal last eight place. The Libyans emerge a 3-1 (25-16, 21-25, 25-11, 25-19).

Day 4 Results

Ahly E (EGY) v Police VI (BOT) 3-0 (25-8, 25-13, 25-7) Pool A

Ahly T (LBA) v AS INJS (CIV) 3-0 (25-11, 25-13, 25-20) Pool A

Smouha (EGY) v UCU (UGA) 3-0 (25-14, 25-13, 25-21) Pool B

El Etihad (LBA) v Gendarmarie (MED) 3-1 (21-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-17) Pool B

Al Swehly (LBA) v FAP (CMR) 3-1 (25-14, 25-19, 19-25, 25-18) Pool C

Wolaita (ETH) v Rukinzo (BDI) 3-2 (20-25, 17-25, 25-21, 25-16, 15- 12) Pool C

Prisons (KEN) v VC Espoir (COD) 3-1 (25-16, 25-19, 20-25, 25-17) Pool C

Nemo Stars (UGA) v AS FAG (GUI) 3-0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-16) Pool D

GSU (KEN) v University (ZIM) 3-0 (25-11, 25-14, 25-18) Pool D

Asaria (LBA) v Mwangaza (COD) 3-1 (25-16, 21-25, 25-11, 25-19) Pool D

 

DAY 5 PROGRAMME

12:00pm Asaria (LBA) v Nemo Stars (UGA) Pool D

1:00pm El Etihad (LBA) v Smouha (EGY) Pool B

2:00pm Rukinzo (BDI) v Prisons (KEN) Pool C

3:00pm VC Espoir (COD v Al Swehly (LBA) Pool C

4:00pm FAP (CMR) v Wolaita (ETH) Pool C

5:00pm GSU (KEN) v VC Mwangaza (COD) Pool D

6:00pm Gisagare (RWA) v Gendarmarie (MED) Pool B

7:00pm Ahly T (LBA) v Police VI (BOT) Pool A

8:00pm AS FAG (GUI) v University (ZIM) Pool D

9:00pm Ahly E (EGY) v Mugher (ETH) Pool A

 

DAY 4 HIGHLIGHTS

ü  Nemo Stars qualification

ü  Miraculous Wolaita win again

ü  Libyan Glory

ü  Prisons Kenya revival

ü  Egyptian 100% success

 

STANDINGS

POOL A

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

AHE

AHLY E (EGY)

9

3

3

 

2

1

 

 

 

 

9

1

9.000

244

125

1.952

2

AHT

AHLY T (LIB)

6

3

2

1

2

 

 

 

1

 

7

3

2.333

221

186

1.188

3

POL

Police VI (BOT)

5

3

2

1

1

 

1

 

 

1

6

5

1.200

203

219

0.927

4

INJ

As Injs (CIV)

4

4

1

3

 

1

 

1

 

2

5

10

0.500

260

334

0.778

5

MUG

Mugher Cement (ETH)

 

3

 

3

 

 

 

 

1

2

1

9

0.111

180

244

0.738

 

POOL B 

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

SSC

SMOHA (EGY)

9

3

3

 

2

1

 

 

 

 

9

1

9.000

249

176

1.415

2

ETM

Etihad Mesraty (LBY)

9

3

3

 

2

1

 

 

 

 

9

1

9.000

246

203

1.212

3

UCU

UCU (UGA)

6

4

2

2

2

 

 

 

 

2

6

6

1.000

262

283

0.926

4

GVC

Gisagare (RWA)

 

3

 

3

 

 

 

 

1

2

1

9

0.111

210

249

0.843

5

GEN

Gendarmarie (MED)

 

3

 

3

 

 

 

 

1

2

1

9

0.111

194

250

0.776

 

POOL C

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

SWH

Swehly (LIB)

12

4

4

 

2

2

 

 

 

 

12

2

6.000

345

260

1.327

2

PRI

Prisons (KEN)

8

4

3

1

1

1

1

 

1

 

10

6

1.667

359

325

1.105

3

ESP

VC ESPOIR (COD)

5

4

2

2

 

1

1

 

1

1

7

9

0.778

347

360

0.964

4

EDH

Wolaita (ETH)

5

4

2

2

1

 

1

 

 

2

6

8

0.750

284

319

0.890

5

FAP

FAP (CMR)

5

4

1

3

 

1

 

2

1

 

8

10

0.800

362

376

0.963

6

RVC

Rukinzo (BDI)

1

4

 

4

 

 

 

1

2

1

4

12

0.333

310

367

0.845

 

POOL D

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

ASA

Asaria (LBA)

11

4

4

 

2

1

1

 

 

 

12

3

4.000

353

284

1.243

2

NMO

NEMO STARS (UGA)

10

4

4

 

1

1

2

 

 

 

12

5

2.400

397

324

1.225

3

GSU

GSU (KEN)

8

4

2

2

2

 

 

2

 

 

10

6

1.667

358

297

1.205

4

MGZ

Vc Mwangaza (COD)

4

4

1

3

 

1

 

1

2

 

7

10

0.700

352

397

0.887

5

UZW

University (ZIM)

3

4

1

3

 

 

1

1

 

2

5

11

0.455

314

372

0.844

6

FAG

AS FAG (GUI)

 

4

 

4

 

 

 

 

1

3

1

12

0.083

222

322

0.689

 

 

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Kasarani indoor arena, Nairobi Kenya - 4th June 2019

The 2019 All African Games Zone 5 qualifiers served off at the Kasarani indoor arena in Nairobi. The three day event set to end on Wednesday has four teams competing for one slot to the Morocco bound games. Volleyball fans were treated to a wonderful spectacle of high level volleyball as the competing teams fought hard for every score point that will inch them closer to the sole ticket. 

In the first match of the day, Africa's powerhouse Egypt fought off the challenge of fast rising East African nation Rwanda after edging them out 3-1(25-22, 25-18, 23-25, 25-16). The Pharaohs were in a class of their own as they capitalized on their opponents' mistakes to secure the first two sets while they made very few mistakes. The Coach Bitok led charges pulled a set back, winning it by 25-21, sending the match into the 4th set in which the North Africans won won comfortably 25-16. 

In the second match of the day, Hosts Kenya laboured to beat their regional rivals Uganda, 3-2(22-25, 25-21, 25-21, 25-27, 15-12). Kenya, under the tutelage of Coach Epoloto got off to a bad start by failing to contain the Europe based Ugandan professionals Daudi Okello(jersey 6) and Malinga Kathbert(jersey 12). The duo tormented the Kenyan blocks and defense systems as the Ugandans powered their way to bag the first set 25-21. 

Coach Epoloto retained the same starting line up that ended the 1st set comprising setter Melly, opposite player Chemos, Middle blockers Kipkorir and Kipkirui while the outside hitters were Matui and captain Jairus. The team, buoyed by the presence of cheering fans fought hard in the next two sets, winning both by the same margin 25-21, tilting the set advantage to the Kenyans. Opposite player Chemos was untouchable while captain Jairus' defense and reception was exceptional. Middle blockers Kipkorir and Kipkirui were in hand to block the attacks of the hard hitting Ugandans. 

The 4th set seemed to be going to the Kenyans as they led 22-19 at some point in the set before a number of costly mistakes allowed the Ugandans to crawl back and level the score at 24-24, 25-25 before the visiting Ugandans wrapped up the set 27-25 sending the match into a tie break. 

Kenya began the fifth set brightly as they opened up a 4 point gap, 8-4 before the Ugandans came back to reduce the gap by 2 points, trailing 13-11. A costly generic error by the Ugandan player awarded Kenya a point at 14-12 before Outside hitter Nicholas Matui sealed the match with a ferocious attack to bag the set 15-12. A collective team effort and spirit ensured that the Kenyans ran away with the victory. 

Kenya will next face Rwanda on Tuesday, 4th of June, 2019 at 1600 hours while Uganda will battle it out with Egypt at 1400 hours. 

 

 

 

 

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