GSU Lose Third Match in Cairo

By David Kwalimwa

General Service Unit (GSU) men’s volleyball team on Friday lost their third consecutive game at the ongoing men’s African Club Championships in Cairo.

The result leaves GSU staring at elimination from the continental competition.

Having succumbed to a 3-0 (25-12, 25-12 and 25-21) loss in their opening Pool C match against hosts Geish at the Cairo Sports Complex on Wednesday, coach Gideon Taurus’ men followed up the result with two other defeats against north African opposition.

The 2015 Kenya Volleyball Federation league champions lost 3-0 (25-23, 25-17 and 25-18) to Algeria’s Setif Volleyball Club on Thursday.

The paramilitary side then lost 3-0 (25-15, 25-17 and 25-18) to Tunisia’s Esperance.

GSU were set to play their remaining pool match against Cameroon’s CSVB last evening, although the match is just a formality for both teams who have minimal chances of qualifying for the quarter-finals.

Kenya Volleyball Federation’s technical director David Lung’aho expressed concerns over the poor results.

GSU’s performances raises a lot of questions about the standard of men’s game in Kenya. They did poorly, although some of the results suggest the losses might have something to do with tactical blunders and unforced errors” Lung’aho said. “We need to retreat and work on the basics in training, preps and even identification of players.”

The Kenyan side which finished ninth in last year’s competition staged in Tunisia, now look set to play in the classification matches that will determine which teams will finish in positions 9-20.

Source: All Africa