Egypt’s Ahly win eighth African club championship crown


Egyptian side Ahly won their eight title in the African Women's Club Volleyball Championship

Tunis, Tunisia, April 30, 2016 – Ahly of Egypt achieved double feats as they defended their title and recorded their eighth title victory in the 2016 African Women’s Club Championship, following their 3-2 (25-20, 22-25, 25-20, 20-25, 15-13) triumph in the final over Carthage of Tunisia at the Sidi Bousaid on Saturday.

Ahly broke the record they held with arch rivals Kenya Pipeline of seven titles apiece and raised their medal tally to 19 with eight gold, seven silver and four bronze medals.

The Tunisian club champions, which have eight national team players, achieved their best ever finish in their history with a silver medal, a place higher than their previous podium finish of third place in 2015.

Meanwhile, Kenya Pipeline defeated Revenue Authority of Rwanda 3-1 (23-25, 25-14, 25-22, 25-17) in the bronze medal match to claim increase their medal count to 16 with seven gold, six silver and three bronze medals.

Egypt’s Shams finished fifth when they trounced Sfax of Tunisia 3-1 (23-25, 25-14, 25-22, 25-17), while Kenya Prisons placed seventh after their 3-1 (16-25, 25-23, 25-20, 25-19) triumph over GSP of Algeria.

Individual Awards 

Best Server – Nzayisenga Charlot – Revenue Authority (RWA)
Best Receiver – Fatma Ktari – Carthage (TUN)
Best Setter – Shourouk Mahmoud – Ahly (EGY)
Best Attacker – Aya Hamdi Abdelmaksoud – Ahly (EGY)
Best Blocker – Makuto Mmochi – Pipeline (KEN)
Best Libero – Mariem Abdelkader – Ahly (EGY)
Most Valuable Player – Aya Hamdi Abdelmaksoud – Ahly (EGY)

Final Standing
1. Ahly (Egypt)
2. Carthage (Tunisia)
3. Pipeline (Kenya)
4. Revenue Authority (Rwanda)
5. El Shams (Egypt)
6. Sfax (Tunisia) 
7. Prisons (Kenya) 
8. GSP (Algeria) 
9. Wilaya Bejaia (Algeria)
10. FAP (Cameroon)
11. Mechaal Bejaia (Algeria)
12. Injis (Cameroon)
13. Ndejji (Uganda)
14. Jos South (Nigeria)
15. Bafia (Cameroon)
16. Police (Ghana)
17. Ndella (Gabon)

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