Overview

Team profile

Kenya

Kenya made their second consecutive World Grand Prix appearance this year. They surpassed expectations by winning Group 3 with victory over Peru in the final. In the previous year's 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.

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. 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.

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 Kenneth Tonui
  • Assistant coach Japheth Munala
  • Second Assistant Coach Godfrey Owese Okumu
  • 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
China
11 10 1 6 4 0 0 0 1 30 30 7 4.285 900 658 1.367
2
Serbia
11 10 1 6 0 4 0 1 0 26 31 11 2.818 964 739 1.304
3
USA
11 9 2 8 1 0 1 0 1 28 29 7 4.142 859 617 1.392
4
Russia
11 9 2 8 0 1 1 1 0 27 30 8 3.750 889 702 1.266
5
Japan
11 7 4 6 0 1 2 2 0 22 27 14 1.928 922 779 1.183
6
Korea
11 5 6 4 1 0 1 1 4 16 18 19 0.947 816 787 1.036
7
Dominican Republic
11 5 6 2 3 0 1 1 4 16 18 21 0.857 835 859 0.972
8
Argentina
11 4 7 3 0 1 1 1 5 12 15 23 0.652 738 819 0.901
9
Cuba
11 4 7 1 2 1 0 1 6 11 13 25 0.520 740 876 0.844
10
Kenya
11 2 9 1 0 1 0 1 8 5 7 29 0.241 683 844 0.809
11
Peru
11 1 10 1 0 0 2 2 6 5 9 30 0.300 732 899 0.814
12
Algeria
11 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 33 0.000 326 825 0.395

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