Kenya Volleyball team made a statement of intent at the ongoing CAVB 2021 Men’s African Nations Championship by beating record champions Egypt 3-2 on Wednesday night in Kigali, Rwanda.
The Mfalme Spikers had never won a match against the record eight-time African champions from North Africa, who were the favourites to carry the night.
But after losing the opening set 19-25, Kenya mounted two successive wins in the second and third sets to stretch the game.
Egypt won the fourth set 18-25 before Kenya clinched the final set 15-12.
Set 1: 19-25
Set 2: 25-22
Set 3: 25-20
Set 4: 18-25
Set 5: 15-12
Kenya, who are in Group D of the tournament will next face Morocco on Thursday at 9.00PM Kenyan time.
Morocco eased past Tanzania by 3-0 to assume the group’s leadership.