Big four clubs renew rivalry in battle for Kenyan league title

The end of season play-offs will take place from 20 to 22 January

The Kenya Volleyball Federation National League enters its climax next week when the 2021/22 end of season play-offs get underway at the Moi International Sports Centre in Kasarani, Nairobi on 20-22 January 2023.

The three-day competition will mark the end of the 2021/22 season that was initially set to end in June 2022 but was delayed due to the Kenya women’s national team’s – aka the Malkia Strikers – High Performance Training camp in Brazil in preparation for the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship 2022.

The Malkia Strikers trained in São Paulo, Brazil for three months under elite Brazilian coaches as part of the FIVB Volleyball Empowerment programme. The team went on to register its best ever finish (19th out of 24) at the World Championship.  

On Friday 20 January, the majority of national team players will don the jerseys of their respective clubs as they battle for the Kenyan league title at the historic Kasarani arena.

The top four clubs at the end of the regular season – defending champions Kenya Prisons Service (KPS), Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB), Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC), and Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) – will go head-to-head in the competition which will be played in a round-robin format over three days.

KPC will start as favourites after going unbeaten in the regular season. Pipeline, led by national team stars Gladys Ekaru and Aggripina Kundu, will be looking to stamp their authority early on with a victory over Prisons in their opening match on Friday.