Overview

Team profile

Kenya

Kenya made their second consecutive FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix appearance in 2015 and 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, only missing out on the Final Four because of a lower set-ratio than Kazakhstan. Kenya recorded wins against Mexico, Algeria and Australia but lost as many sets as they won during their six matches.

The Kenyans did not qualify for the 2014 edition of the FIVB Volleyball World Championship and last competed in the 2010 tournament when they finished equal 21st after losing their five matches in straight sets.

Kenya made their debut at elite level in the 1991 World Cup and made their Olympic debut at the Sydney 2000 Games. Kenya 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 Kenya to qualify for the London Games. Kenya failed to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after finishing third at the Women’s World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Puerto Rico.

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 FIVB Volleyball 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 to 2011. He was recently named the technical director for Kenya Volleyball.

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
6 6 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 17 18 4 4.500 524 451 1.161
2
Dominican Republic
6 5 1 3 0 2 1 0 0 14 17 7 2.428 540 489 1.104
3
Bulgaria
6 5 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 13 15 9 1.666 554 494 1.121
4
Poland
6 4 2 1 2 1 1 0 1 12 14 10 1.400 565 484 1.167
5
Argentina
6 2 4 2 0 0 2 2 0 8 12 12 1.000 524 546 0.959
6
Czech Republic
6 2 4 2 0 0 1 3 0 7 11 12 0.916 502 511 0.982
7
Canada
6 0 6 0 0 0 1 1 4 1 3 18 0.166 414 516 0.802
8
Kenya
6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 18 0.000 319 451 0.707

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