Nairobi Prison dominated in Eldoret during the opening leg of Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) league that served off across the country.
Nairobi won two of their matches in group three at Eldoret Main prison while Vihiga County and hosts Rift Valley Prison won a game each as Western Prison lost all their opening fixtures.
In the opening match, Nairobi beat hosts 1-3 (24-26, 25-15, 20-25 and 22-25) before ending the day with 0-3 (22-25, 20-25 and 19-25) against Western Prison.
Hosts, who lost in the opening fixture against Nairobi Prison revenged against Vihiga County in a five-setter thriller in the second match in court B.
After winning the opening sets in 25-22 and 25-23, Rift valley failed to concentrate, failing to win the third set for a 3-0 as Vihiga took charge, winning third and fourth sets in 14-25 and 15-25 but according to the coach Haron Chebii, the introduction of centre blocker Edwin Kemboi brought life into the team, that won the 5th set 15-11.
Rift Valley Prisons coach Haron Chebii told Nation Sports that the team played well despite being their first game since they joined the league.
“We didn’t have enough exposure before the game due to the Covid-19 protocols but we hope going forward we shall be able to get better performance,” said Chebii.
Vihiga’s loss to the host was proceeded by the first win against Western prison in the western derby 3-1 (18-25, 25-23, 21-25 and 22-25).
According to Vihiga County coach Samuel Mugata, the team played well and he expects good results as they look forward to a better season after a long break due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“We are happy to be back in the league and we are looking forward to a better season. The team has played well here and we want to improve for better performance in the near future,” said Mugata.
The last matches continue tomorrow