Nairobi, Kenya, September 23, 2013 - Kenya's national women's volleyball team have done it again, winning their eighth title at the Africa Women's Cup of Nations.
The defending champions from East Africa defeated Tunisia in the final held at the Moi International Sports Centre in Kasarani, beating the North Africans 3-0 (25-17, 25-20, 25-23).
With eight titles out of the 16 editions of the Cup of Nations under their belt, Kenya are currently undefeated at the continental having won all the matches in straight sets to finish without dropping a set.
Now the Kenyan team is eyeing another target - to qualify to the upcoming FIVB World Championship when they participate in the second round of the African Qualifiers in Uganda next October. Kenya are working hard to try and win one of the two zonal tickets to the finals of the qualifiers.
The 'African Queens' were certainly the favourites at the start of the match as they had won all their games, seeing off Cameroon and Senegal as well as Olympic finalists Algeria and Egypt.
Kenya's Jane Wacu was voted the tournament's best setter while team-mate Mercy Moim walked away with the Most Valuable Player award.
"It was a tight match but we fought very hard. I inspired my team but we thank God for the victory. It's not my win, but that of the team," said Janet Wanja.
A proud coach David Lungaho is already setting his sights high for their next assignment in November.
"I'm happy because my tactics worked against Tunisia who were tough especially in the third set, but the substitution I made really worked for me," he said.
"We are now embarking on training ahead of the World Championships qualifiers."
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