Giants Ahly and GSP to meet at Women's African Club Championship opening

27 March 2015

2015 Women's African Club Championship- Drawing of lots

 

 

 Cairo, Egypt, March 26, 2015- African giants and 6 time champions Ahly of Egypt face defending Champions GSP of Algeria in the opening of 2015 Women's African Club Championship due to start in Cairo, Egypt on Friday March 27, 2015.

 

 The Drawing of Lots for the competition was held on Thursday in Grand Pyramids Hotel in presence of CAVB President Dr Amr Elwani where the 13 participating teams were divided into 4 preliminary Pools.

 

 The opening day features also a strong face off between record holders Pipeline of Kenya and FAP of Cameroon. Injis of Cameroon play Vision of Uganda, Arsu (Seychelles) face Carthage of Tunisia, while organisers Shams (Egypt) battle it out against Revenue (Rwanda).

 

 Defending champions GSP of Algeria are the heaviest favourites for the title as they had a training camp in Turkey for 10 days to prepare for the competition. The star studded team represented Africa in the 2014 FIVB Women's World Championship in Switzerland.  

 

 Kenya Pipelines, the record holders with 7 titles, last in 2005 under their name are considered one of the major favourites for the title as they are coming with mixture of the experienced and young promising players.

 

Pool Composition

Pool A: Shams (EGY)- Revenue (RWA)- Saltigue (SEN)

Pool B: GSP (ALG)- KCB (KEN)- Ahly (EGY)

Pool C: Pipeline (KEN)- FAP (CMR)- Kutlwano (BOT)

Pool D: Carthage (TUN) - Vision (UGA)- Injis (CMR)- ARSU (SEY)

 

Day 1 Programme on Friday March 27, 2015

 

D          10:00    Injis (CMR) X Vision (UGA)

D          12:00    ARSU (SEY) X Carthage (TUN)

C          14:00    FAP (CMR) X Pipeline (KEN)

17:00    Opening Ceremony

A          18:00    Shams (EGY) X Revenue (RWA)

B          20:00    Ahly (EGY) X GSP (ALG)

 

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