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KPA beat Keliba to finish 5th at Africa Men’s Volleyball championships

Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) beat kelibia to finish 5th at the ongoing men’s African Volleyball Club Championship in Kelibia, Tunisia.

The Kenyan side beat the Tunisian side in a thrilling five setter encounter as the championships came to an end today.

Coached by Sammy Mulinge KPA came from two sets down to win in the 5-6 playoffs to finish 5th the same position they concluded last year in 25-20, 25-22, 25-22, 25-20 and 15-10.

KPA was dropped to the classification matches after losing in straight sets to Cameroon’s Port Douala at the quarter final stage. KPA made a clean sweep in the group stage, brushing aside Congo’s Espoir 3-1, made light work of Injis of Ivory Coast in their 3-0  win while they edged out Madda Walabu University MWU of Ethiopia3-2.

Despite being in a relatively fair group, debutants Equity got the going tough with just one win in group D that had Port Douala, Customs of Nigeria and Rwanda’s Gisagara. Customs recorded a routine win against the bankers in straight sets. Equity registered their first set in the competition in their 3-1 loss to Gisagara but defied all odds to scalp Port Douala 3-2 in the five-set thriller.

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