Kenyans sweep gold at beach Volleyball tour in Burundi

Bujumbura, Burundi, February 25, 2013- Kenyan men and women’s beach
volleyball teams swept the boards winning both gold medals in an
invitational tournament held in Bujumbura, Burundi on February 23-24,
2013.

Kenyan women’s team of Edna Rotich/Eunice Maiyo defeated Rwandan pair
of Charliot/Dennise 2-0 (21-19, 21-14) in an exciting final encounter
to be crowned champions.

Kenyan women would then bag bronze after the “B” team of Naomi
Too/Agripina Kundu beat Ugandan duo of Muriwe/Nimbasa in straight sets
of 21-19, 21-19 in play-off.

To reach the final, Kenya “A” beat Kenya “B” 2-0 sets (21-14, 21-15)
while Rwanda overcame Uganda 2-0 (21-10, 21-9) to advance.

In men’s category, Kenya “B” team of Bernard Musumba/Alex Kariuki beat
Rwanda “A” 2-0 (21-17, 21-6) in the final to return to Nairobi with
the gold medal.

Edna Rotich and Eunice Maiyo pose for photo after winning a match at a past African Championships in Mombasa

Kenya “A” team of Sila Makiso/Elisha Aliwa exit the tournament in
quarter-finals after they went down 1-2 (21-18, 17-21, 7-15) in a
three-setter match.

Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) beach commission member Ben Juma
congratulated the teams for their successful campaign in Bujumbura.

He said: “We intent to maintain these teams in beach activities since
they have shown great potential in the sport.” Juma said

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