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Beach volleyball exit Commonwealth Games as Too and Adhiambo settle for silver

Kenya beach volleyball teams have exited the Commonwealth Games following their loss at the concluded Commonwealth Games qualifiers in Accra, Ghana.

Despite women team led by the pair of Naomi Too and Veronica Adhiambo beating Rwanda 2-0 in sets of 23-21 and 21-19 to win bronze, it was too late since only one slot has been allocated for the continent.

The women’s team was in Group ‘B’ alongside Rwanda, South Africa, and Mauritius. They won all their group matches, edging Mauritius 2-1 (22-24, 21-13, 15-10), South Africa 2-0 (21-16, 21-1), and Rwanda 2-1 (17-21, 21-18,15-13)

Kenya lost to Ghana 2-1 (18-21, 21-19, 9-15) in the semi-final. The Salome Wanjala tutored side had beaten Nigeria 2-0 in quarters before the last four setbacks.

In the men’s category, the pair of Ibrahim Oduor and James Mwaniki were beaten by Ghana for third place. They fell to South Africa in the semis but beat Nigeria in quarters. Kenya won one match in the group stage against Zambia but lost to South Africa and Gambia

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