Kenya Prisons on Monday qualified to the semi-final of the ongoing women’s African Clubs Championship after beating Wolaita Sodo of Ethiopia in straight sets.
The Kenyan defending champions won 25-4, 25-23, 25-11 to book a date with Tunisia’s Carthage.
The win saw the five-time African champions finish in position two with nine points in Pool A behind leaders Sfaxien of Tunisia that had 11 points.
Prisons head coach David Lungáho expects a tough encounter against their next opponent.
“We’ve entered the crucial stage of this championship and we now have to show great character against Carthage who are among the title favourites just like we’re. The squad is upbeat but we will fine tune our skills tomorrow ahead of the semi finals,” he said.
Kenya Pipeline, another Kenya’s representative in the tournament, was relegated to classification matches after suffering a second consecutive defeat. They fell 3-0 (25-11, 25-16, 25-20) to CF Carthage.
The defeat means they finished third in Pool B behind Carthage and Nigeria’s Customs Services.
The Pipeline on Sunday lost to the Nigerians 3-2 and needed a single point against Carthage to sail through.