Overview

Team profile

Kenya

The Kenyans made their Olympic debut in 2000 and participated again in 2004, finishing equal-11th both times. Algeria proved to be their nemesis in 2008 when they eliminated Kenya in the Olympic qualifying tournament. The same fate befell them in 2012 as the Algerians beat them to qualify as the only African side. At the African Olympic Qualification Tournament, where they were the favourites, Kenya failed to get through on the much easier route to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, placing third behind Egypt and Cameroon. Kenya have competed at the World Championship five times, most recently in 2010 when they finished equal-21st. Kenya have won the African Championship nine times and been runners-up once. They won the gold medal at the All Africa Games in 1999 and bronze in 2007.

Kenya made their second consecutive World Grand Prix appearance in 2015 and have surpassed expectations by winning Group 3 with victory over Peru in the final. In the 2014 tournament they finished a creditable fifth in Group 3. There was further success at the 2015 African Volleyball Championship in which they defeated Algeria in straight sets to win the gold medal. Kenya have appeared in four editions of the World Cup since 1991 and over the four competitions have won one game, a 3-0 success against Egypt in 1995. Four years ago they won three sets, one each in 3-1 defeats by Serbia, Dominican Republic and Algeria, and finished bottom of the standings. In 2015, they finished 10th overall with two victories and nine losses.

Coach

David Lungaho

David Lungaho

David Lungaho, nicknamed ‘Dimosh', is one of the most well-known members of Kenya's volleyball community. He took over the national women's team in 2005, leading them to their first World Grand Prix in 2014 to become the second African nation to participate in the tournament after Algeria. Following their fifth-place finish in Group 3, Kenya shot to first in Group 3 in 2015. Lungaho also led Kenya to African Championship gold in 2007, 2011 and 2013. Domestically, he won African Club Championships in 2005 and 2006 with Kenya Pipeline women's team and in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 with Kenya Prisons women's team, whom he still coaches. He played for Kenya from 1989 until 2011.

Staff

  • Team Manager Martin Kimondo
  • Assistant coach Japheth Munala
  • 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
Puerto Rico
3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 9 0 MAX 226 138 1.637
2
Colombia
3 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 6 6 3 2.000 209 164 1.274
3
Kenya
3 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 3 7 0.428 186 219 0.849
4
Algeria
3 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 9 0.111 148 248 0.596

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