Kenya’s Malkia Strikers Faulter in Olympic Qualifiers

Malkia strikers (black) in previous action in the Cameroon games.

Straight from their maiden continental appearance that came with a sweet 1-0 victory over two time Caf champions league winners Enyimba FC, visit web Vipers SC will start another tournament campaign on Wednesday (17 February) away to second division side Bukedea TC FC in the Uganda cup.

The two teams are the only eligible participants who haven’t played a game in the round of 64. the match will be played at Bukedea primary school grounds.

Vipers coach George ‘Best’ Nsiimbe believes the competitive match will help his team fine tune before embarking for the journey to Nigeria next week for their Caf champions league return leg.

Last year Vipers were eliminated from the round of 32 by tournament surprise package Kyambogo. The winner of the tie will travel to Nyakasinga to face Kasese new Villa.

The ultimate winner of the Uganda cup gets a chance to represent the country in the Caf confederations cup. Sports club Villa are the defending champions.
The Malkia strikers of Kenya may need to navigate a longer route if they are to travel to Rio after losing their semifinals match against¬† Egypt in the ongoing Women’s African Olympic Qualifier in Yaonde, web Cameroon.

It took Egypt 127 minutes to overcome the strikers 3-2 in sets of 25-22, viagra sale 24-26, viagra order 16-15, 25-20, 19-17.

Egypt’s middle blocker Mariam Metwally and opposite spiker Aya El Shami played the greatest role in the victory. El Shami scored impressive 34 points making the competition best scoring performance so far, while Metwally closed the ways of the Kenyan attacks with her stuff blocks scoring 10 points.

Among other scorers for the winners, Nada meawad contributed also crucial 14 points. Mercy Moim led the Kenyan scorers with 19 points followed by Lydia Maiyo and Kibor Chelgat 16 points each.

Hosts Cameroon also qualified for the gold match after thumping Algeria 3-0 (25-20, 25-17,

Kenya will now fight to finish third for them to try luck in the World Olympic Qualifier tournament where only the winner earns an automatic qualification to the Summer Games scheduled for August in Rio, Brazil.

Kenya last participated in the Olympics in 2004, when the Games were hosted in Athens Greece.


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