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Pipeline claim Prisons’ scalp in Nakuru

Women league champions Kenya Pipeline drew first blood against rivals Kenya Prisons in their first meeting of the new season with a 3-0 (25-17, 25-20, 25-16) win scores in the final of the Kenya Pipeline Company tournament staged at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru County on Sunday.

This was Pipeline’s second win over the dethroned champions in the past three months, with the other result being the title decider contested in Mombasa last November.

These sequence of results are certain to leave Prisons coach David Lung’aho scratching his head for answers, ahead of a long and grueling season that includes a raft of continental cup matches involving the two clubs.

“The scores show you how close the game was. Pipeline are now on a good run but with time we will come up with a way of stopping them,” Lung’aho told Nairobi News.

CASH REWARD

Earlier, Pipeline, who are managed by Lung’aho’s assistant at national team level Japheth Munala, outclassed Oserian 3-0 (25-11, 25-14 and 25-16) to storm the final.

Prisons meanwhile, defeated Nairobi Water in similar set scores of 25-21, 25-14 and 25-16 in the other semi final match.

Pipeline took home a cash reward of Sh 100,000 while Prisons pocketed Sh 50,000 for finishing second.

At the same time, Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) were set to contest the men’s final against Forest Rangers on Sunday evening.

KDF was assured of the final spot after triumphing 3-2 (18-25, 26-24, 20-25, 25-23 and 15-13) over Mombasa Prisons, while Rangers ousted Co-op Bank in the other semis match.