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Ghana Police, Nigeria Customs Volleyball Teams Crowned Zone 3 Club Champions

Ghana Police men’s team and Nigeria Customs Service Women’s team have emerged champions of the Zone 3 Africa Volleyball Club championships held at the indoor hall of the University of Lagos, Nigeria.

Ghana Police beat Nigeria Customs Service 3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-17) in the Men’s final for the second consecutive time since the revival of the championship.

Ghana Police fans

In the third place match, Nigeria Police defeated Nigeria Immigration 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 27-25).

Ghana Police defeated all their opponents 3-0, this coach Elisha Ayiku described as sign that his team is ready for the Africa Club Championships.

Nigeria Customs started on a high note but Ghana police came from behind to win the first set. Despite the crowd being in support of the home team, Ghana Police dictated the pace of the game in the second and third set.

Ghana Police men’s Volleyball team

Speaking with the media after the final match The head coach of Ghana Police, Elisha Ayiku said: “I am excited beating Nigeria for the second time on her home soil.

“The Ghana Police team has been getting the support of the Commissioner of Police. We hope to continue with our form on the African continent”.

Ayiku told newsmen in Lagos that most of the players in the Police team dominate the Ghanaian National Volleyball team.

He said, “The next assignment for most of my players is to qualify for the All African Game. We will be back in Nigeria to cement our participation at the games in Morocco.

In the women’s category, Nigeria Customs beat Nigeria Immigration Service 3-0 (25-11, 25-21, 28-26). In the third place game, Nigeria Army beat Kada Emeralds, 3-1 (2-25, 25-17, 25-12, 25-17)

Nigeria Customs Service Women’s Volleyball team

The head coach of Nigeria Customs Service, Femi Akanni said: “This success recorded here would not have been possible without the support of the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd). Since his arrival, the teams have experienced maximum support.

Meanwhile, the President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Engineer Musa Nimrod thanked Zone 3 volleyball executives for allowing Nigeria host the championship for the second time in a row.

He said the championship is steadily developing volleyball in the West Africa region.

Nimrod said, “Since the return of the Zone 3 championships, the level of competitiveness among clubs in the region has improved drastically. In some years to come West Africa will be a force to reckon with by the grace of God”.

Dare Kuti

African Qualifiers To The 2019 U21 Beach Volleyball World Championship Confirmed

The qualifiers for the 2019 FIVB U21 Beach Volleyball World championship have been confirmed following the African Championship for this age category that held at the 6th of October Club in Cairo, Egypt last weekend.

The Finalist

African Men teams U21 of Mozambique, Algeria, Nigeria, Egypt and Morocco made it to the finals after they end the African Championship in the top 5 position to book their tickets to the World championship in Udonthani (Thailand) June 18 to 23, 2019.

In the Women’s U21 competition, Mozambique, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco and Cameroon made their way to the world Championship after they finished in the top 5 standings of their gender.

Mozambique men and Women celebrate

Mozambique double won both categories after they beat Egypt at the Women’s final 2-0 (21-11, 21-12), while they overcame Algeria in the Men’s U21 category 2-0 (21-11, 21-17).

Zone 3 Africa Volleyball Clubs Championship Shine In Nigeria

The Zone 3 Africa volleyball clubs championship served off on Monday at the indoor sports hall of the University of Lagos with eight matches in the Men and Women categories played.

One of the Nigeria’s representatives, Police volleyball club defeated Entente volleyball club of Benin 3-0 in the first match of pool A in the Men’s category, the defending champions, Police volleyball club of Ghana displayed it’s prowess mauling its counterpart from Togo, OTR Volleyball club 3-0 in the second match in pool A.

Zone 3 President speaking about the tournament

The afternoon session matches in Pool A witnessed a fire brand in the third match between the police of Ghana and Entente of Benin but ended 3-0 in favour of the defending champions while the last match of pool A in the Men’s category between Nigeria police and OTR of Togo also ended 3-0 in favour of Nigeria Police.

The first and only match in pool B of male category, which was between two Nigeria’s teams, Immigration and Customs ended 3-0 in favour of Customs.

Three Women matches were decided on day one of the Continental volleyball tournament holding at the indoor sports hall of the University of Lagos.

The first match was between two of Nigeria’s representatives, Customs and Kada Emeralds, it ended 3-0 in favour of Customs, Ghana police lost to Nigeria Army in the second match 0-3 while the last female match which was between Kada Emeralds of Nigeria and OTR of Togo ended 3-0 in favour Kada Emeralds.

Zone 3 meeting

Speaking with journalists, the president of CAVB Zone 3, Paul Atchoe rated the tournament high judging by the results recorded in all the matches adding that the game is improving in the zone.

The president of the Nigeria volleyball federation, Musa Nimrod applauded the performances of the Nigeria’s representatives charging them not to relent in ensuring that they feature at the finals of the male and female categories.

Hostilities continued today, Tuesday 16th of April,2019 updates will be available later.

Kehinde Lamidi

Salah Crowned Men’s African Club Volleyball Championship’s MVP

Egypt’s opposite attacker Ahmed Salah entered the Volleyball “Hall of Fame” once again as one of the best volleyball players ever n the continent of Africa after he was selected for the 12th time as MVP at African Senior Volleyball competition to add a new record for himself and his club, Ahly.

Best blocker Seoudy

Salah was nominated MVP for his great work and experience with his team to win their historic 14th title in the history of the old Egyptian club.

Salah himself has become the most titled player in the history of the African Club Volleyball Championship since it started in 1980, adding the seventh crown under his belt, including 6 times with Ahly and another title for Egypt’s El Guish.

Best setter Amir Kerboua

Salah is also the best when it comes to number of tournaments he has participated in on the continent, with 12 championship, he is also the best in Africa as he has appeared in a total of finals (11 finals).

2 Other Ahly players were selected into the competition’s dream team. They are are the outside hitter Ahmed Said as the best attacker, and the best blocker Abdelrahman Seoudy.

Three other players were selected from the runner up Smouha, They are the best server Mohamed El Mahdy, the best receiver Mohamed Reda and the best setter Amir Kerboua.

Best Server Mohamed El Mahdy

The bronze medallists Ahly Tripoli of Libya were represented by their Libero Foad Elmaarug in the dream team.

Individual Awards

Best Server: 22 Mohamed El Mahdy (Smouha)

Best Receiver: 9 Mohamed Reda (Smouha)

Best Setter: 18 Amir Kerboua (Smouha)

Best Attacker: 18 Ahmed Said (Ahly)

Best Blocker: 5 Abdelrahman Seoudy (Ahly)

Best Libero: 6 Foad Elmaarug (Ahly Tripoli)

MVP: 4 Ahmed Salah (Ahly)

2019 Men’s African Volleyball Club Championship: Ahly Capture 14th African Club Championship Title

Al Ahly of Egypt had won their 14th continental title in style after beating compatriots Smouha 3-0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-19) in the final of the 2019 Men’s African Club Championship on Wednesday at Ahly hall in Cairo.

Ahly added their 14th crown to extend their record after 1980, 1983, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2017, 2018.

Al Ahly of Egypt Win Men’s African Club Volleyball Championship

Ahly Tripoli won bronze as they outclassed fellow Libyans Swehly 3-1(25-20, 19-25, 25-20, 25- 21) to finish on the bronze podium. With their ranking 3rd, Swehly completed on 4th to summed up a great championship for Libyan reps at the championship.

El Etihad of Libya also have a better finish in the championship following their triumph against Uganda’s Nemo Stars. The Libyans won 3-1 (25-23, 22-25, 25-23, 25-20) to take position 5 and the Ugandans got their best ever ranking with position 6.

Al Ahly of Egypt Win Men’s African Club Volleyball Championship

Prisons Kenya completed their campaign in the 2019 Men’s African Club Championship ranked on seventh position after beating Asaria of Libya 3-0 (26-25, 25-17, 25-18). The Libyans occupy 8th on the ranking.

Al Ahly of Egypt Win Men’s African Club Volleyball Championship

Day 9 Results

Ahly E (EGY) v Smouha (EGY) 3-0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-19) Gold Medal

Ahly T (LBA) v Swehly (LBA) 3-1(25-20, 19-25, 25-20, 25- 21) bronze medal

El Etihad (LBA) v Nemo Stars (UGA) 3-1 (25-23, 22-25, 25-23, 25-20) Position 5_6

Prisons (KEN) v Asaria (LBA) 3-0 (26-25, 25-17, 25-18) Position 7_8

Al Ahly of Egypt Win Men’s African Club Volleyball Championship

Final Ranking

1. Ahly (Egypt)

2. Smouha (Egypt)

3. Ahly Tripoli (Libya)

4. Swehly (Libya)

5. Etihad (Libya)

6. Nemostars (Uganda)

7. Prisons (Kenya)

8. Asaria (Libya)

9. GSU (KEN)

10. Gisagare (RWA)

11. UCU (UGA)

12. Police VI (BOT)

13. VC Espoir (COD

14. FAP (CMR)

15. University (ZIM)

16. AS INJS (CIV)

17. Gendarmarie (MED)

18. Wolaita (ETH)

19. Mugher (ETH)

20. Mwangaza (COD)

21. Rukinzo (BDI)

22. AS FAG (GUI)

2019 Men’s African Volleyball Club Championship: Ahly, Smouha To Vie For African Championship

The final of the 2019 Men’s African club championship will feature for the first time a new club Smouha who will battle it out for the trophy against experienced Ahly who have 13 crowns under their name.

Defending champions Ahly of Egypt are a game away from making another continental history when they center the final on Wednesday following their 3-1 (25-12, 21-25, 25-16, 25-20) win over Libya’s Al Swehly. Ahly will now face Smouha in all Egyptian face off after the latter beat Ahly Tripoli 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25- 23) Ahly Tripoli and Swehly will play the 3-4 position.

In the playoffs in position 5-8, resolute Nemo Stars beat Prisons Kenya 3-1 (25-20, 25-17, 19-25, 26-24) and now set a date with Etihad of Libya for position 5-6. Etihad emerged a 3 -1 (25-20, 25-17, 18-25, 25-23) winners over Asaria. Asaria will rub shoulders with Prisons for position 7-8.

Kenya GSU will play Rwanda’s Gisagare in the playoffs for position 9-10 following their 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-22) victory against Uganda Christian University, Gisagare continues with their improved form with a 3-1 (25-17, 25-19, 14-25, 25-21) win over Police of Botswana. UCU will now face Police in position 11-12 playoffs.

In the playoffs in position 13-16, FAP Cameroun beat University of Zimbabwe in straight sets 3-0 (25-21, 25-16, 25-15) and VC Espoir of Congo DR stunned AS INJS of Cote d‘Ivoire 3-1 (22-25, 25-12, 27-25, 25-13). FAP will play VC Espoir for position 13-14 whiles University will face AS INJS for position 15-16.

Wolaita beat their compatriot Mugher in an epic 3-2 (23-25, 25-21, 19-25, 25-24, 22- 20) victory in play 17-20. Wolaita will play for position 17-18 against Gendarmarie who beat Mwangaza 3-1 (26-28, 25-17, 25-13, 25- 19). Mwangaza and Mugher will play for position 19-20.

Day 7 Results

Semifinal results

Ahly E (EGY) v Al Swehly (LBA) 3-1 (25-12, 21-25, 25-16, 25-20)

Smouha (EGY) v Ahly T (LBA) 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-23)

2019 Men’s African Volleyball Club Championship – Ahly Tripoli and Kenya Prisons Make Quarterfinals

Libya’s Ahly Tripoli and Kenya Prisons joined the already qualified Swehly, Asaria, Etihad (all from Libya), Ahly, Smouha (Egypt) and Nemostar (Uganda) to the quarterfinal of the 2019 Men’s African Club Championship after the end of the preliminary round on Saturday.

Now Ahly Egypt meet Asaria, Nemostar face Ahly Tripoli, Smouha lineup against Prisons and Swehly play their neighbours Etihad in all Libyan derby.

Two teams confirmed their spot in the quarterfinals on day 5, Libya’s Ahly Tripoli in Pool A and Kenya Prisons in Pool C. Ahly Tripoli had to battle a 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-11) victory over resolute Police VI from Botswana to finish runners up to Al Ahly of Egypt.

Host Ahly of Egypt finish pool a winners after winning struggling Mugher of Ethiopia in straight sets 3-0 (25-5, 25-9, 25-9) to remain unbeaten.

Smouha Egypt finally conquered Pool B with their 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-13) win over El Etihad of Libya. El Etihad who finish second in the pool will face compatriots Al Swehly in the quarter finals.

Gisagare of Rwanda finally win a game in their maiden appearance after beating Madagascar Gendarmarie 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-16) in Pool B. Gendarmarie is still winless after four games.

Al Swehly of Libya emerge as Pool C winners after beating VC Espoir 3-1 (25-22, 25-20, 13-25, 25-21) win to top the pool. Prisons Kenya also beat Burundi’s Rukinzo 3-0 (25- 16, 25-7, 25-21) to secure quarter final berth as Pool C runners up. FAP Cameroun overcame Wolaita of Ethiopia 3-0 (25-19, 25-7, 25- 19) in Pool C. FAP completed the pool standing on third position.

Nemo Stars completed their pool games on high note after winning their fifth game from five outings. The Ugandans beat Asaria 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-17) to top Pool D.

GSU end their pool games on a high after underperforming in this year’s championship. They beat Mwangaza 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-20) in Pool D.

University of Zimbabwe also recorded a win on the final day of the group stages following their 3-0 (25-12, 25-21, 25-22) triumph against AS FAG of Guinea. The Guineans remain winless in Pool D.