•Atuka stated that bringing the trophy back home was a dream come true considering it was their debut in the championship.
•In the men's category, Rwanda National Police were crowned champions after staging a comeback to defeat Sport S 3-1.
Kenya Pipeline team captain Triza Atuka has promised to build on their success at the just concluded Confederation of African Volleyball Zone Five (CAVB) Championship.
The Oilers defeated hosts Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) 3-0 in three straight of 25-20, 25-23, and 25-19 to lift the title unbeaten in the championship held at the Bank of Kigali Arena, Rwanda on Sunday.
Atuka stated that bringing the trophy back home was a dream come true considering it was their debut in the championship.
''It is amazing because everybody back home was waiting for us to bring the trophy home and we have not disappointed them, our company and ourselves,'' said Atuka.
''The tournament was good we didn't think we would make it because it was our first time here. Now we have seen how it is and it has helped us improve in so many things. We are happy we won in our first appearance here. It was tough but we are glad," she added.
Atuka praised RRA for the level of play they displayed, saying it was a wake-up call for them.
''The competition has raised up the standards for us. The Rwandan team showed us a different type of gameplay we have never been exposed to. We will make we take those lessons back home,'' Atuka said.
''We will not sleep. We must put in more effort because teams are coming up and improving and so must we.''
Atuka, who is a middle blocker, displayed an excellent game and led Paul Gitau's charges to win the first set 25-20.
Poor reception threatened their second set triumph but would later return guns blazing to win it 25-23.
RRA had no chance in the third set as KPC easily cruised 25-19 to bag the regional title after losing the league title to KCB in October in the KVF playoffs.
Atuka described the final as a great match against a worthy opponent. She said they were forced to make strategic adjustments during the game to overcome challenges posed by the opponents.
''They went and studied our matches because during the game they tried to block our quick attacks.
"Before that, we had given them a hard time with quick attacks but this time they started from the middle going to the wings and they were trying to attack the touchouts but our defence stood tall," Atuka said.
''We had to compose ourselves, study what they were doing so that we could settle and find another game plan. That's how we were able to win the title and make our country proud," she concluded.
In the men's category, Rwanda National Police were crowned champions after staging a comeback to defeat Sport S 3-1.
Despite losing the opening set, Police regrouped to claim victory in the last three consecutive sets, securing the title with scores of 25-14, 25-21, and 25-17.