Kenya Volleball Federation (KVF) league concludes today with the top four teams in each category heading to the playoffs slated for November 23-25 at Kasarani Indoor Arena.
In the women’s category, the highlight match will be the clash between champions Kenya Pipeline and local nemesis Prisons which will culminate in the regular season matches.
Pipeline are leading in the current standings at 21 points after seven wins while Prisons are third, behind Kenya Commercial Bank(KCB), at 17 points from six wins. Pipeline have lost just one set while the warders have lost two sets for the 17 points.
Preceding the clash, which has all the ingredients of a thriller, Prisons will have played Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and Bomet County while Pipeline have a clash against KCB. Kahawa Garisson take on Bungoma County in the other women’s match.
The two teams, Pipeline and Prisons, will enjoy the services of their key players and head coaches Japheth Munala and David Lughaho respectively who missed in the penultimate leg held in Makueni as they were away for National team duty in Japan. The two sides are looking to finish top of the table as well as maintain unbeaten runs.
Meanwhile, men’s defending champions and league leaders General Service Unit (GSU) are out to retain their unbeaten record, having already booked a playoff slot.
GSU’s team Manager Nicholas Kimeli is confident his charges will give a stellar show in Nakuru to crown their regular season in style. Fresh from clinching the Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Cup, the TM believes the confidence gained from reigning supreme in Tanzania will go a long way helping them fight for another local trophy.
“Our target remains to defend our title and following the win in Tanzania, we are sure we will dominate in Nakuru and end our regular season in style,” Kimeli said.
The soldiers are at the helm of the 16-team standings at 35 points from 12 wins. Breathing on their necks are fellow soldiers Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) who are the second, a point behind, with Kenya Prisons and Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) taking the final playoffs positions at 31 and 30 points respectively.