Rejuvenated Kenyan side lost 3-0 straight sets to powerhouse Italy at the ongoing FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship in the Netherlands on Thursday night.

Action between Kenya and Italy at the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship on Thursday. Photo/Courtesy

Malkia Strikers were hunting for their second consecutive victory in Pool A Phase 1 of the competitions but went down fighting against the European giants by 15-25, 23-23-25 and 17 -25.

Malkia Strikers lining up before the match against Italy on Thursday. Photo/Courtesy

The result meant that Malkia Strikers remained with a single win out of four outings. The Kenyan ladies lost to the hosts Netherlands 3-0 in their opening fixture before getting a 3-0 beating in the hands of Belgium in their second fixture.

Italy lining up before the match against Kenya on Thursday. Photo/Courtesy

Kenya bounced back to their winning ways in their third group match with a 3-0 win over fellow African side Cameroon on Tuesday.


Malkia Strikers will now face Puerto Rico in a do or die encounter, a must win match for the Paul Bitok’s charges on Saturday.

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