Kenya and Cameroon will meet for the second consecutive year in the final of the Women's African Volleyball Championship after beating Senegal and Egypt respectively in their semi-finals.
Cameroon lifted their first title in the 41-year history of these Championships when they beat Kenya 3-0 in the final in Yaoundé in 2017.
They will be seeking to keep hold of their crown in the final tomorrow after beating the hosts Egypt 25-23, 25-21, 25-18 at the October 6 Hall in Giza.
The victory of Kenya - known as the "Malkia Strikers"- leaves them chasing a record-extending 10th record title following a controversial tournament.
They comfortably beat Senegal 25-13, 25-13, 25-20 but the build-up to the match had been overshadowed by the players complaining to Kenya's Sports Ministry that they had not received allowances they had been promised.
Semifinal Results— CAVB (@CAVBPress) July 14, 2019
Play off 5-7:
Morocco v Botswana 3-2 (23-25, 25-23, 25-16, 24-26, 16-14)
Kenya v Senegal 3-0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-20)
Cameroon v Egypt 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-18) pic.twitter.com/1yWkV6wF9r
The team had used the hashtag on Twitter #IStandWithMalkia to make their protest public.
Kenya will go into the final full of confidence having already beaten Cameroon 18-25, 16-25, 27-25, 30-28, 15-10 in their final Group B match last Thursday (July 11) coming back from two sets down.
In the playoff for the minor places Morocco needed more than two hours to beat Botswana 23-25, 25-23, 25-16, 24-26, 16-14.
Morocco are now due face Algeria for the fifth and sixth places, while Botswana finished their campaign in seventh place.
Egypt will take on Senegal in the third and fourth playoff.