Pipeline and Carthage booked quarterfinal tickets at Women's African Club Champs

28 March 2015

2015 Women's African Club Championship- Day 2  

 

 

 Cairo, Egypt, March 28, 2015- Record Holders Kenya Pipeline and Tunisia's Carthage secured their tickets to the quarterfinal of 2015 Women's African Club Championship after the competition day 2 held at October Hall in Cairo, Egypt on Saturday.

 

 The Kenyan team saw off Kutlwano of Botswana 3-0 (25-11, 25-4, 25-13), while the Tunisians overcame Vision (Uganda) 3-0 (25-19, 25-11, 25-16) as both teams went to their second victory in Pools B and D respectively.

 

Revenue Authority of Rwanda played their best volleyball to overwhelm Saltigue of Senegal 3-0 (25-11, 25-17, 25-14) in what is considered a match of qualification for the quarters in Pool A.

 

 GS Petroliers of Algeria regained their rhythm to achieve the first victory over KCB (Kenya) 3-0 (25-20, 25-14, 25-10) after losing the opening against their African Rivals Ahly of Egypt in Pool B.

 

 Injis of Cameroon regained their consistency to beat ARSU (Seychelles) 3-1 (19-25, 25-16, 25-18, 25-20) and regain the hopes of a second round ticket.

 

 Six tickets to the quarterfinal are still in action in Day 3 of the competition on Sunday.

 

Pool A

Revenue (Rwanda) v Saltigue (Senegal) 3-0 (25-11, 25-17, 25-14)

 

Rwanda's Revenue Authority played fantastic volleyball to overcome Saltigue (Senegal) 3-0 (25-11, 25-17, 25-14) in 72 minutes. The Rwandans improved their win- loss ratio to 1-1, while the Senegalese team began their campaign with 0-1.

 

 Efficient attacker Serphine Mukantambara led the winner's scorers with impressive 20 points; While Sow Binetou led the losers with 9 points.

 

Pool B

GS Petroliers (ALG) v KCB (Kenya) 3-0 (25-20, 25-14, 25-10)

 

 After losing against Ahly of Egypt in day 1, Algeria's GSP regained their rhythm and improved their mistakes to beat Kenya Commercial Bank 3-0 (25-20, 25-14, 25-10) in 77 minutes. The defending champions led by outside hitter Zohra Ben Salem who came as the match scorer with crucial 16 points and setter Fatma Okazi controlled the match through the spike service and the skillful combinations by the net. GSP improved their record to 1-1, while KCB started their matches by 1-0 ratio.

 

Pool C

Pipeline (Kenya) v Kutlwano (Botswana) 3-0 (25-11, 25-4, 25-13)

 

 Seven time African champions Pipeline of Kenya claimed their second win against Kutlwano of Botswana 3-0 (25-11, 25-4, 25-13) in 57 minutes. The great difference of experience settled the situation for the winners using their veteran stars specially the opposite spiker Ruth Jepngetich who scored 13 points. The Kenyan team improved their win- loss ratio to 2-0 to book the first ticket of the pool in the quarterfinal, while Kutlwano begin the competition with 0-1.

 

Pool D

Carthage (Tunisia) v Vision (Uganda) 3-0 (25-19, 25-11, 25-16)

Injis (Cameroon) v ARSU (Seychelles) 3-1 (19-25, 25-16, 25-18, 25-20)

 

Carthage (Tunisia) claimed the first ticket of Pool D for the quarterfinal after they cruised past Vision (Uganda) 3-0 (25-19, 25-11, 25-16) in 84 minutes. The Tunisians improved to 2-0, while the Ugandan dark horses dropped to 1-1 and keep their fight for the second ticket in the competition debut. The sisters Fatma and Rahma Agrebi played a great role in this victory till their coach used some substitutes in the third set.

 

Day 3 Programme on Sunday March 29, 2015

 

Pool D  10:00    ARSU (SEY) X Vision (UGA)

Pool D  12:00    Carthage (TUN) X Injis (CMR)

Pool C  14:00                Kutlwano (BOT) X FAP (CMR)

Pool B  16:00    Ahly (EGY) X KCB (KEN)

Pool A  18:00    ASC Saltigue (SEN) X Al Shams (EGY