After 16 years and the 2004 Athens Olympics, the Kenya Women’s Volleyball National Team will play at the most important planetary event.
The “Malkia Strikers“ recorded a routine win over Nigeria in the last round of the African Qualifier in Yaoundé, Cameroon (3-0: 25-15, 25-21, 25-12) to celebrate the progression to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games with a cocktail of emotions and by holding their head coach Paul Bitok above their heads at the end of the encounter. Sharon Chepchumba Kiprono top-scored for Kenya with 11 points today. Albertina Francis scored 10 for Nigeria.
The moment Kenya saw off hosts Cameroon, it was clear they will secure a place in the event in the Japanese capital. With the win over Nigeria, Kenya finished the round-robin tournament with 11 points, one ahead of Cameroon who played their last match in the Qualifier, yesterday.
2020 African Women’s Volleyball Olympic Qualifier – Round 5
Nigeria – Kenya 0-3 (15-25, 21-25, 12-25)
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