The Kenya U23 national women’s volleyball team will be taking on Rwanda in their final match of the African U23 Volleyball Championships currently underway at the Safaricom Stadium Kasarani and in the match, they have no option but to win.
A win for Kenya will secure the country a slot in the World U23 Championships to be held in Slovenia in 2017 and after losing to Egypt, who finished top of the standings, Kenya need a win to pick the remaining slot but taking on the nation coached by Kenyan Paul Bitok will not be a walk in the park.
The match is scheduled for 4pm.
Kenya will be looking to make up for the 1 – 3 loss to Egypt on the second day of the championships, as Egypt, who have won all their matches, against Senegal Botswana and Rwanda as well, is assured of a spot at the world championships.
The task will not be easy for Kenya who are once again set to miss skipper Beldine Akinyi who sprained an ankle in the first match, against Botswana, which Kenya won by three sets to nil. Head coach Catherine Mabwi could replace her with center blocker Ann Lowem.
Kenya beat Botswana by straight sets in their opening encounter before falling to Egypt but returned to winning ways with a 3 – 0 beating of Senegal.