The eminent KPC volleyball ladies team recently scooped the fourth straight KVF women’s volleyball league title during the league playoffs in Mombasa’s KPA Makande Hall. Pipeline romped to glory on the back of their 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-15) rout of arch-rivals Kenya Prisons before finishing the job by handing play-off debutantes Western Bombers another straight sets beating.
Celebrating the win, KPC coach Japheth Munala who also coaches Kenya’s national side Malkia Stars, paid a glowing tribute to his girls.
“To lift the league four years in a row is not an easy task but the girls were up to it. I thank them for putting their best foot forward. Discipline and hard work are the secrets we used’’, said Munala while thanking KPC management for all the support.
KPC never left anything to chance during the playoffs. Munala paraded a classy line-up of Janet Wanja, Violet Makuto, Leonida Kasaya, Trizah Atuka, Noel Murambi and Agrippina Kundu who were outstanding. To crown it all, during the award ceremony at the tail end of the action, the KPC team dominated the individual awards category. Janet Wanja won the best setter award while Trizah Atuka emerged the best attacker. The best libero award went to Agripina Kundu while Violet Makuto won the best player award.
At the end of it all, KPC topped with nine points, Kenya Prisons ended with six, Kenya Commercial Bank with three and Western Bombers with a point. KPC will now represent Kenya in next year’s African Club Championships.
“This win is a big honour to me as the captain. It is an eloquent demonstration that team work, determination and focus are the ways to go,” said an elated Trizah Atuka.
The KPC ladies’ volleyball team remains the Company’s signature initiative that has spanned decades of sporting excellence. The gallant girls, as staff popularly refer to them, have helped place KPC and the country on the world map through their various achievements in both local and international tournaments. Indeed, the team has not only galvanized the KPC family but has also been a source of national pride for Kenya and Africa.