Teamwork has led us this far, says Kinga

“The players have gelled effectively, which has been crucial. Instead of focusing on specific roles, the approach has been to involve all players in the first six positions — Kinga

In Summary

• The quarterfinals, semifinals and final will be played in a best-of-three series, where teams must win at least two matches to advance to the next round.

•KVF Deputy President Paul Bitok said: “Depending on the availability of funds, we will refurbish the Kasarani Indoor Arena to allow for more games, allowing us to work within our calendar.”

Kenya Prisons players celebrate
Kenya Prisons players celebrate
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

Defending champions KCB assistant coach David Kinga credits teamwork for the team's success in the Kenya Volleyball Federation league.

“The players have gelled effectively, which has been crucial. Instead of focusing on specific roles, the approach has been to involve all players in the first six positions," said Kinga.

"This strategy has been vital as it helps players familiarise themselves with the system and refine their skills.”

And as the quarterfinals loom, Kinga said: “We are approaching it as if it is a final. We are going for a win, one game at a time."

“Our strength lies in the blocks. Anyone can attack, but front and back-court defence requires special techniques. That is where we are honing our skills,” Kinga added.

The quarterfinals, semifinals and final will be played in a best-of-three series, where teams must win at least two matches to advance to the next round.

The quarterfinal playoffs on Friday at Kasarani Indoor Arena will feature current top-of-the-table KCB against Kenya Army, KOC versus Post Bank (women), Kenya Forest Service against Kenya Defence Forces, Kenya Prisons versus Administrative Police (men), General Service Unit and Equity (men) as KPA battle Trailblazers.

In Division Two, the fourth and final league leg will be held at the Nyayo outdoor arena, featuring 12 teams.

The end of the Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) league will pave the way for teams to prepare for the Volleyball Nations League between June and October.

Kenya are yet to qualify but the Malkia Strikers have a chance as preparations continue. Starting next year, 18 teams will be included in the competition.

KVF Deputy President Paul Bitok said: “Depending on the availability of funds, we will refurbish the Kasarani Indoor Arena to allow for more games, allowing us to work within our calendar.”

The KVF league ends on June 7, with the Malkia Strikers set to leave for Serbia on June 17 for a training camp until July 1. They will be in Miramas on July 7-8 for their pre-Olympics preparations.

Saturday — Kasarani

09.00 Hrs - Kenya Prisons vs KDF -W

11.00 Hrs - DCI vs Nairobi Prisons-W

13.00 Hrs - KFS vs KDF -M

15.00 Hrs- Prisons Kenya vs APK -M

17.00 Hrs - GSU vs Equity - M

19.00 Hrs - KPA vs Trailblazers -M

Nyayo

09.00 Hrs - KCB vs Kenya Army

11.00 Hrs - Kenya Pc vs Post Bank

Sunday — Kasarani

10.00Hrs - To Be Advised

12.00 Hrs - Tba

14.00 Hrs - Tba

16.00 Hrs - Tba