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Nigeria and Central African Republic Crowned Champions At Camtel Beach Volley Tour

Nigeria and the Central African Republic claimed women and men championships respectively at Camtel beach volleyball clash held at the end of the season in Point Vert in the Cameroonian capital of Yaoundé last week.

The 2018 sporting season closed on Sunday, December 30 at the Cameroon Volleyball Federation. It was on the occasion of the 4th edition of the Camtel beach volleyball clash held from 28 to 30 December 2018 at the place called Point vert located in the Yaoundé IV district. Thus, nearly 200 athletes, including 23 male pairs, 20 female pairs from the region and three foreign nations (Nigeria, Central African Republic and Chad) took part in this sports festival. At the end of the fiercely contested matches, it was the ambassadors of Nigeria and the Central African Republic who distinguished themselves as ladies and gentlemen respectively.

With a brilliant career marked by five victories in five matches, the Central African pair of Yagueme and Christ defeated the Nigerian pair Godwin and Andrew in the finals. The Central Africans won the first set 23-21. After a slight slackening, they were surprised in the second set and lost 16-21. Re-energised, they found the resources and won the decisive set 15-11.

In the women’s competition, it was the Tochukou/Francesca pair from Nigeria who took the grail in the final against the Cameroonian pair Wati/Modjom in two sets (21-12, 21-12, 21-12).

On the organisational level, the Local Organising Committee performed vey well and the following Fecavolley Partners were on hand to support the event (Camair-co, Negri, Tangui, Fertivela, Urimat, Saham Assurance, Nteko, Finsea) and the federation’s official sponsor, Camtel.

Final Results

Women

Wati/Medjom (Cameroon) vs Tochukou/Francesca (Nigeria) 0-2 (12-21, 12-21)

Men

Godwing/Andrew (Nigeria) vs Yagueme/Christ (CAR) 1-2 (21-23, 21-16, 11-15)

Final Ranking

Women

1. Tochukou/Francesca (Nigeria)

2. Wati/Medjom (Cameroon)

3. Ngo Bibinbe (Cameroon)

4. Ntozi/Tchoua (Cameroon)

Men

1. Yagueme/Christ (CAR)

2. Godwing/Andrew (Nigeria)

3. Bassoko/Ngayana (Chad)

4. Ncha/Wabo (Cameroon)

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Egypt’s Ahly To Host Both Men’s And Women’s African Club Volleyball Championship

Ahly club of Egypt will Host both men and women’s African Club Volleyball Championships after the African Volleyball confederation entrusted them with hosting rights the Men’s competition one day after they were selected to host the Women’s Competition.

The decision came after a thorough study of the bids received from both Ahly of Egypt and Esperance of Tunisia.

Ahly club of Egypt Celebrate winning the trophy

The competition will be held from 1 to 10 April, 2019 at both Ahly halls in Cairo, Egypt, the same site of the 2018 edition that saw the hosts win their 13th title as All time record holders.

The deadline to participate in the competition will be March 5, 2019.

Ondo and Delta bags gold in Nigeria’s National Sports Volleyball Festival

Ondo and Delta volleyball teams emerged winners of the volleyball gold medal in the men and women categories respectively at the just concluded National Sports Festival in Abuja.

Ondo overcame the threat from Plateau state, beating them 3-1 (25-27, 25-21, 25-21, 25-18) in the men’s category, while Team Delta edged past Lagos state 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-18) in the women’s category.

Team Ondo male volleyball players jubilating

The Delta ladies were impressive throughout as they dominated the three sets. In the men’s category, Plateau state drew the first blood but could not maintain their momentum as Team Ondo recovered to win the event.

Rivers state beat Anambra 3-1 (23-25, 25-14, 25-14, 25-18) to win a bronze medal in the men’s competition, while Kaduna defeated Enugu 3-0 to win bronze in the women’s.

Team Ondo Volleyball player, Sunday Akinbo

The finals of the volleyball event witnessed top dignitaries like former President, Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Evangelist Solomon Ogba; chairman of the Delta State Sports Commission, Tonobok Okowa, President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Engineer Musa Nimrod and many others.

Dare Kuti

Mozambique and Botswana lead girls’ teams at AUSC Region 5 Volleyball Games

Botswana volleyball Girls team beat South Africa 3-1 (25-18, 22-25, 26-24, 25-18) at the Africa Union Sport Council “AUSC” Region 5 Volleyball Competition held at Dithupo venue in Gaborone, Botswana this week.

In the other match, Mozambique beat Angola 3- (25-18, 25-22, 25-18)

Mozambique and Botswana lead the girls’ competition with 9 points a day ahead of the competition’s conclusion each followed by Angola with 4 points and RSA with 2 points while Namibia are with zero points.

Botswana Boys Capture Gold at Africa Union Sport Council Volleyball Competition

Botswana volleyball youth team captured the gold medal at the Africa Union Sport Council “AUSC” Region 5 Volleyball Competition held at Dithupo venue in Gaborone, Botswana this week.

Namibia

Botswana beat Namibia 3-1 (25-15, 23-25, 25-5, 25-10) in their last match to end the competition undefeated and capture the gold medal with 9 points.

Namibia finished the competition in the third place with 3 points.

South Africa defeated Lesotho 3-0 (25-14, 25-9, 25-15) to end their campaign in the second position with 6 points, while Lesotho with 0 points finished in the 4th position.

Boys Final standings:

1- Botswana 9 points

2- RSA 6 points

3- Namibia 3 points

4- Lesotho 0 points.

In the girls competition Mozambique downed South Africa 3-0 (25-10, 25-18, 25-13), while Angola crashed Namibia 3-1(23-25, 25-13, 25-10, 25-10).

Botswana volleyball youth team

Standings of Girls competition at the end of the second day:

1- Moz with 6 points in 2 games

2- Botswana with 3 points in 1 game

3- Angola with 3 points in 2 games

4- Namibia with 0 points in 2 matches

5- RSA with 0 points.

Africa Union Sport Council Region 5 Volleyball Competition Starts

Africa Union Sport Council “AUSC Region 5 Volleyball Competition is being held for the first time in Gaborone, Botswana this weekend with participation of 9 Youth teams from both genders.

The competition features five Girls and 4 Boys teams, playing in a round robin format. The girls teams are from Mozambique, Botswana, South Africa, Angola and Malawi, while Boys teams belong to Botswana, South Africa, Namibia and Lesotho.

Day 1 results Boys

RSA v Namibia 3-1 (26-24, 25-16, 8-25, 25-23)

Lesotho v Botswana 0-3 (11-25, 11-25, 12-25)

GSU Men and Prisons Women Claim Kenya Volleyball League Title

The 2018 KCB bank-KVF National Volleyball League playoffs came to a dramatic end at the Kasarani indoor arena in Nairobi with the Men’s defending champions GSU successfully retaining their title after edging out their long time nemesis Prisons Kenya in straight sets 3-0(25-19, 25-22, 25-20), crowning their season-long dominance with a back-to-back title.

CHESOLI BLOCKS

In the ladies category, Prisons Kenya ended their 4 year wait for the title after beating perennial rivals Kenya Pipeline 3-1(25-19, 25-22, 22-25, 25-22) in a do or die match for Kenya Pipeline with qualifications to next years continental event at stake. That loss to Prisons Kenya under Coach Josp Barasa relegated the Japheth Munala led charges to the third place, being impressive KCB, who ended the season as runners-up.

In the first match of the day, Mombasa-based KPA saw-off a defiant KDF side led by coach Pius Birech 3-2(25-17, 25-23, 19-25, 14-25, 15-12) to record their first victory of the 2018 playoffs. Despite the hard fought win over the army side, KPA ended the 3 day long extravaganza in position 4, with KDF finishing the tournament in position 3.

ABIUD CHIRCHIR – MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

The second match of the day pitted Runners-up KCB against Bungoma County, a match that ended i a straight sets victory 3-0(25-18, 25-13, 25-7) in favour of the bankers. First time participants in the tourney Bungoma county ended the tournament without a single victory.

The third match of the day saw Prisons Kenya take to the court against defending champions Kenya Pipeline. Prisons kenya head coach Josp Barasa paraded a starting line up that comprised setter Lusenaka, Middle blockers Lorine and Edith, Left attackers Sharon and Moim while the right player was Chemtai. On the other side, Coach Munala brought in seasoned right player Wangeci who replaced middle blocker Synaida with Makuto Violet moving to the middle blockers position alongside Christine Siwa,The left wing spikers were Kasaya and captain Murambi while the setter was Wanja.

Prisons Kenya started on a high note in the first set setting the pace as the set began and maintained the momentum by constantly staying in the lead before they finally bagged the set 25-19. They, Prisons Kenya, quickly followed the first set win with a hard fought second set win 25-22, pilling more pressure on the defending champions, Kenya Pipeline.

PRISONS KENYA VICTORY SHOT

in the third set, setter Magoi came in to replace Wanja and the substitution paid off as they secured the 3rd set winning by 25-22. despite the resilience in the 4th set, Kenya Pipeline lost the 4th set 20-25, handing Josp Barasa his Maiden victory as Head Coach.

The last match of the day was Prisons Kenya against GSU, with Qualifications already secured for both teams, the contest was going to be a battle for supremacy. GSU thrashed their fello servicemen Prisons Kenya in straights sets 3-0(25-19, 25-22, 25-20) to retain their title and book their ticket to next years continental event alongside Prisons Kenya

METRINE NABWIRE – BEST ATTACKER

Individual Awards

MEN

BEST SETTER – BRIAN MELLY – GSU

BEST RECIEVER – MICAH LAGAT – KDF

BEST LIBERO – SAM JUMA – KPA

BEST ATTACKER – JAMES ONTERE – KPA

BEST BLOCKER – SIMON KIPKIORIR – GSU

BEST SERVER – HUDSON WANYAMA – PRISONS KENYA

MVP – ABIUD CHIRCIR – GSU

ABIUD CHIRCHIR – MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

WOMEN

BEST SETTER – JOY LUSENAKA – PRISONS KENYA

BEST RECIEVER – NOEL MURAMBI – KENYA PIPELINE

BEST LIBERO – LINCY CHERUTO – KCB

BEST ATTACKER – METRINE NABWIRE – KCB

BEST BLOCKER – EDITH WISAH – PRISONS KENYA

BEST SERVER – LEONIDA KASAYA – KENYA PIPELINE

MVP – MERCY MOIM – PRISONS KENYA

RANKING

MEN

1. GSU

2. PRISONS KENYA

3. KDF

4. KPA

WOMEN

1. PRISONS KENYA

2. KCB

3. KENYA PIPELINE

4. BUNGOMA COUNTY

Shikuku John Malenya
Kenya Volleyball Federation Press