In Summary
  • Kenyan Parliamentarians opened their men’s volleyball title defence in the 8th Inter-Parliamentary Games in Dar es Salaam with a 3-1 win over rivals Parliament of Tanzania.
  • Kenya won the first set 25-21, before a resurgent Tanzania fought back to win the second 25-19. It was neck-and-neck in the third set with Kenya leading 18-16 in the third set, before holding on to win the set 25-20.
  • Buoyed by home fans, Tanzania ought to have recovered the set, but Kenya overpowered them to win the fourth set 25-20.

In Dar es Salaam

Kenyan Parliamentarians opened their men’s volleyball title defence in the 8th Inter-Parliamentary Games in Dar es Salaam with a 3-1 win over rivals Parliament of Tanzania on Monday.

Kenya won the first set 25-21, before a resurgent Tanzania fought back to win the second 25-19. It was neck-and-neck in the third set with Kenya leading 18-16 in the third set, before holding on to win the set 25-20.

Buoyed by home fans, Tanzania ought to have recovered the set, but Kenya overpowered them to win the fourth set 25-20.

"It was a tough outing but we are not letting go of this title. Nonetheless, it was a friendly match for us and Tanzania seeing to it that the theme and target of togetherness is adhered to”, noted Webuye West Member of Parliament Dan Wanyama, who was captaining the side.

His Tanzanian counterpart Chacha Nyakenga on his part was optimistic of his team making a comeback in their remaining matches of the tournament.

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