Uganda's Vision write history at Women's African Club Championship standings

4 April 2015

 

2015 Women's African Club Championship- Standings 5 to 12  
 
 Cairo, Egypt, April 4, 2015- The standings from 5 to 12 were settled at the 2015 Women's African Club Championship after the ranking matches held on Saturday at 6 October Hall in Cairo, Egypt with defending champions Algeria's GSP going back 4 positions to finish at the fifth position after they beat Revenue Authority of Rwanda 3-1 (19-25, 25-19, 25-6, 25-22).
 
 Kenya Pipeline face Egypt's giants Ahly in the final of the competition on Sunday at 20:00 local time preceded by the bronze medal match between Tunisia's Carthage and Egypt's Shams at 18:00.
 
 Vision (Uganda) emerged with the best finish for their country in the prestigious event as they cruised past FAP (Cameroon) 3-1 (25-20, 23-25, 25-20, 26-24) to finish seventh.
 
 ARSU of Seychelles overcame Injis of Cameroon 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-22) in the 9th and 10th positions, while KCB of Kenya trounced Kutlwano of Botswana 3-0 (25-22, 25-12, 25-20) in the 11th and 12th places. Saltigue of Senegal already finished their matches earlier at the 13th and last position.
 
5th and 6th positions
GSP (Algeria) v RRA (Rwanda) 3-1 (19-25, 25-19, 25-6, 25-22)
 
GSP Algeria rebounded from a set behind to overwhelm RRA Rwanda 3-1 (19-25, 25-19, 25-6, 25-22) in the 5th and 6th positions in 101 minutes.
 
 The Rwandan team surprised the Algerians with disciplined line up and showed good attacking power to win the first set 25-29 before the Algerian team returned back to their strategy through the outside hitters to win three consecutive sets. Outside hitter Zohra Bensalem led the Algerian scorers with 16 points, while the Rwandan Serphine Mukantambara led her team scorers with the same number of points.
 
7th and 8th positions
Vision (Uganda) v FAP (Cameroon) 3-1 (25-20, 23-25, 25-20, 26-24)
 
Uganda's Vision fought for 122 minutes to win FAP of Cameroon 3-1 (25-20, 23-25, 25-20, 26-24) in the 7th and 8th positions. This is the best finish for Ugandan team in the competition history as they finished 7th, which is better than the previous best finish at the 8th position for Ndeji University in the 2013 edition. FAP was ranked 8th.
 
 Zaina Kagoya led the Ugandan scorers with 18 points followed by peace Busingye 16 points. FAP's outside hitter Jaquline Ntozi contributed 21 points as the match best scorer.
 
9th and 10th positions
ARSU (Seychelles) v Injis (Cameroon) 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-22)
 
ARSU Seychelles ended their championship's campaign in the best way after they surprised the more experienced Injis of Cameroon 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-22) in the 9th and 10th positions. ARSU finished 9th in their competition's input, while Injis came in the 10th position.
 
 As usual the strong outside hitter Marielle Bonne led Seychelles' scorers with 16 points followed by Gerina Bonne 13. Honorine Djakao led Injis' scorers with 8 points.
 
11th and 12th positions
KCB (Kenya) v Kutlwano (Botswana) 3-0 (25-22, 25-12, 25-20)
 
KCB of Kenya played their best in the competition to take over Kutlwano of Botswana 3-0 (25-22, 25-12, 25-20) in the 11 and 12 positions in a match lasting 74 minutes. KCB end the competition in the 11th position which is their worst finish in the competition, while Kutlwano finished at the 12th.
 
 Naomi Too led KCB scorers with 15 points followed by Edinah Rotich 12 points, while Karabo Molefha led the loser's scorers with 9 points.
 
Final and Bronze Medal on Sunday April 5, 2015
Bronze Medal Match: 18:00 Carthage (Tunisia) v Shams (Egypt)
Final: 20:00 Ahly (Egypt) v Pipeline (Kenya)
 
Final Ranking
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5. GSP (Algeria)
6. RRA. (Rwanda)
7. Vision (Uganda)
8. FAP (Cameroon)
9. ARSU (Seychelles)
10. Injis (Cameroon)
11. KCB (Kenya)
12. Kutlwano (Botswana)
13. Saltigue (Senegal)