Everline adds more to Makuto's family honours

23 June 2015

2015 Women's African Nations Championship

 

 

 Nairobi, Kenya, June 22, 2015- Everline Makuto captured the Most Valuable player (MVP) prize at the concluded 2015 Women's African Nations Championship in Nairobi, Kenya this weekend to maintain the achievements of her family  that include 3 other famous players in her country.

 

Everline, sister to Kenya Pipeline's utility players Asha and Violet and Luke (Makuto) of General Service Unit (GSU), was vital for Kenya's way to claim  the ninth continental title. The older sister Asha won 3 editions of African Nations before for Kenya beside 3 African Club Championships.  Violet and Luke are two promising stars for the Kenyan volleyball.

 

 The outside hitter played a great role during the whole stages of the competition, but her performance raised to the utmost during the final against Algeria. She scored impressive 23 points in the finals and succeeded to penetrate the Algerian blockers frequently with her unstoppable hits.

 

 Three other players along with Everline from the Kenyan side received individual awards led by the skillful setter Jane Wachu who led the team in the final when the coach David Lungaho preferred her over veteran setter Janet Wanja.    

 

 The emerging center Ruth Jepngetich won the Award of best blocker, while the experienced Nafula Wanyama won the best libero.

 

 Although her team was 4th in the final standings, Senegal's outside hitter Fatou Diuock won the best attacker Award beside being the competition best scorer. Algeria's center Lydia Oulmou who plays for the French side Hainaut Volley get the best server prize. Cameroon's Moma Bassoko was the competition's best receiver.

 

Individual Awards

  • Best Setter: Jane Wachu (Kenya)
  • Best Receiver: Moma Bassoko (Cameroon)
  • Best Libero: Nafula Wanyama   (Kenya)
  • Best Attacker: Fatou Diuock (Senegal)
  • Best Blocker: Ruth Jepngetich (Kenya)
  • Best Server: Lydia Oloumou (Algeria)
  • MVP: Everline Makuto (Kenya)

 

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