Rwanda's RRA the biggest winners at Women's African Club Champs play off

2 April 2015

2015 Women's African Club Championship- Play off 5- 12

 

 

 Cairo, Egypt, April 1, 2015- Defending Champions GS Petroliers of Algeria and Revenue Authority of Rwanda qualified to play for the 5th and 6th positions at the 2015 Women's African Club Championship after they defeated Vision of Uganda and FAP of Cameroon respectively in the play off 5 to 8 positions matches held at October Hall in Cairo, Egypt on Wednesday.

 

 RRA of Rwanda were the biggest winners in the play off day 5 of the competition as they beat the experienced FAP team of Cameroon 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-21), while the depressed defending Champions GSP of Algeria overcame the early shaky performance to beat Vision of Uganda 3-0 (25-21, 25-14, 25-14)

 

 In the play off 9 to 12 positions ARSU (Seychelles) hammered Kutlwano (Botswana) 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-14), while Injis of Cameroon surprised KCB (Kenya) 3-0 (25-22, 25-13, 25-21).

 

 Thursday features the semifinal matches as 7 time champions Pipeline meet organisers Shams of Egypt, and 6 time champions Ahly battle it out against Carthage of Tunisia in a north African Derby

 

Play off 5-8

RRA (Rwanda) v FAP (Cameroon) 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-21)

 

Revenue Authority of Rwanda overwhelmed FAP of Cameroon 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-21) in play off 5 to 8 positions in 78 minutes. The Rwandan team controlled the match through their strong services that disturbed FAP team throughout the match. Charlotte Nzayisenga led RRA scorers with 15 points, while Simone Bikatal led the Cameroonian scorers as usual with 16 points. RRA also dominated the blocks with 14 kill blocks against 3. RRA of Rwanda will play for 5 and 6 positions, while FAP plays for the 7 and 8 standings.

 

GSP (Algeria) v Vision (Uganda) 3-0 (25-21, 25-14, 25-14)

The Algerian team overcame the sluggish start that showed the Ugandans leading frequently till 19-16, when they regained their concentration to win the set narrowly 25-21. They used the service and blocking thereafter to win the second and third sets widely towards the straight sets win.

 

 Now defending champions GSP face RRA of Rwanda for the fifth position, while Vision fight for the 7th position which is the best finish for Ugandan team.

 

Play off 9-12

ARSU (Seychelles) v Kutlwano (Botswana) 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-14)

 

ARSU Seychelles outside hitter Marielle Bonne led her team to win Kutlwano of Botswana 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-14) in play off 9 to 12 in a match lasting 63 minutes. ARSU used the mistakes done by their opponent in the first set to win 25-20. The motivations of the Seychelles players led them to win the second and third sets but with great performance in the second. Marielle was the match scorer with 16 points, while Karabo Molefha led Kutlwano scorers with 9 points.

 

 ARSU plays for the 9 and 10 positions, while the losers fight for the 11 and 12 rankings.

 

Injis (Cameroon) v KCB (Kenya) 3-0 (25-22, 25-13, 25-21)

 

Injis of Cameroon overcame KCB of Kenya 3-0 (25-22, 25-13, 25-21) in the play off 9 to 12 in 75 minutes. The winners surprised the Kenyan with their spike service that disturbed their reception and didn't allow them to use their attacking strategy. The veteran Rose Ngo Nkot led the winner's scorers with 15 points, while Naomie Too contributed 7 points for the losers as best scorer.

 

 Injis will now play for the 9th and 10th positions, while KCB fight for the 11th and 12th.

 

Semifinal Programme on Thursday April 2, 2015

Semi-Final 1-4

16:00    Carthage (TUN) vs. Ahly (EGY)

18:00    Shams (EGY) vs Pipeline (KEN)

 

Ranking 5-12 Positions on April 4, 2015

30         11-12    12:00    Kutlwano (BOT)  X KCB (KEN)

31         9-10      14:00    ARSU (SEY) X Injis (CMR)

32         7-8        16:00    Vision (UGA) vs. FAP (CMR)

33         5-6        18:00    GSP (ALG) vs RRA (RWA)