Overview

Team profile

Kenya

Kenya were World Grand Prix debutants last year and started well, finishing fifth in Group 3 and only missing out on the Final Four because of their inferior set ratio to Kazakhstan. They recorded wins against Mexico, Algeria and Australia but lost as many sets as they won during their six matches. The Africans did not qualify for the 2014 World Championship and last competed in the 2010 edition when they finished equal-21st after losing all five matches in straight sets.

 
They made their debut at elite level in the 1991 World Cup, where they finished 12th. They have since returned to the tournament on three occasions and competed at the World Championship five times. The Kenyans made their Olympic debut at the Sydney 2000 Games and participated again at Athens 2004, finishing equal-11th both times. Algeria proved to be their nemesis in 2008 when they eliminated Kenya in their Olympic qualifying tournament. The same fate befell them in 2012 as the Algerians beat them to qualify as the sole African representative for the London Games. Kenya have won the African Championship eight times and been runners-up once. They claimed the gold medal at the All Africa Games in 1991, 1995 and 1999; Silver in 1987 and bronze in 2007 and 2011.

Coach

David Lungaho

David Lungaho

David Lungaho, nicknamed ‘Demosh’, is one of the most well-known members of Kenya’s volleyball community. He has coached the country’s women’s team since 2005, leading them to their first World Grand Prix last year. They finished fifth in Group 3 as the second African nation, after Algeria, to participate in the tournament. Lungaho and the team captured African Championship gold in 2007, 2011 and 2013. Lungaho has been a great domestic coach, winning African Club Championships in 2005 and 2006 with the Kenya Pipeline women’s team and in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 with the Kenya Prisons women’s team, whom he still coaches. As a player he represented Kenya from 1989 until 2011.

Staff

  • Team Manager Kipkemei Sirma
  • Assistant coach Japheth Munala
  • Second Assistant Coach Esther Jepkosgei
  • Doctor Paul Mangoli
  • Physiotherapist Charles Maina

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
Colombia
6 5 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 15 16 4 4.000 482 402 1.199
2
Peru
6 5 1 4 1 0 0 0 1 15 15 4 3.750 451 367 1.228
3
Kenya
6 4 2 2 0 2 0 0 2 10 12 10 1.200 472 443 1.065
4
Cuba
6 3 3 3 0 0 1 1 1 10 12 9 1.333 476 436 1.091
5
Kazakhstan
6 3 3 2 0 1 0 0 3 8 9 11 0.818 416 437 0.951
6
Algeria
6 2 4 1 0 1 2 0 2 7 10 14 0.714 482 521 0.925
7
Mexico
6 2 4 0 1 1 1 0 3 6 8 15 0.533 453 512 0.884
8
Australia
6 0 6 0 0 0 1 1 4 1 3 18 0.166 389 503 0.773

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