The Kenya men and women’s Roll Ball teams finished second runners up at the fourth edition of the Roll Ball World Cup held in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The women, who were the defending champions, failed to hold on to the title after losing 3-2 to Iran in the semifinal. They romped past Senegal in the play-off, collecting an impressive 8-1 win as Purity Siyengo, Brenda Angaya and Monicah Ndung all grabbed braces with Joan Waithera and Lydiah Wangui netting once each.
The men’s side improved from finishing fourth in 2015 by finishing third this year. Jared Onyango’s boys, hammered 10-4 by India in the semis, thrashed Bangladesh 7-1 to finish third. Captain Moses Atenya, Joseph Alukhala and Albert Omware all scored twice and Kelvin Amito added the extra one.
India women and men won the respective titles with the men edging Iran 8-7 while the women side also got past Iran 6-4.
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