Algeria's Fanar stun experienced FAP as Egyptian teams start victorious

23 March 2016

2016 Men's African Club Championship- Day 1

 

 Cairo, Egypt, March 23, 2016- Algeria's new comers Fanar Ain Azel surprised Cameroon's experienced champions in grueling tiebreaker 3-2 (23-25, 25-19, 20-25, 27-25, 15-12) in Pool D of Men's African Club Championship opening held at Cairo Stadium Complex in Egypt on Wednesday.

 

  The match featured the show of the opening day beside 4 wins for the Egyptian representatives Ahly the defending champions and the record holders (11 crowns), 5 time champions Zamalek, the emerging Geish and the new comers Smouha.

 

 The favourite teams set their first victory comfortably to show their consistency to play for the gold medal as Libya's Swehly, RD Congo's Espoir and Algeria's Setif went for a straight sets win.

 

Pool A

Gendarmerie (MAD) v DGSP (CGO) 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-19)

Swehly (LBA) v Police (SEN) 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-14)

Zamalek (EGY) v Daim Hamad (SUD) 3-0 (25-13, 25-11, 25-19)

 

 Libya's Swehly needed 67 minutes to overcome Police (SEN) 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-14) after a great game. The Libyan team were better at the net action to win widely through their powerful attacks Zamalek who was supported by their spectators crashed 3-0 (25-13, 25-11, 25-19), while Gendarmerie (MAD) overpowered DGSP (CGO) 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-19) in 69 minutes.

 

 

Pool B

Espoir (COD) v Wolaitta (ETH) 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-21)

Douanes  (BUR)  v Atletico (CPV) 3-1 (25-22, 25-15, 22-25, 25-18)

Ahly (EGY) v TGOM (GAB) 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-15)

 

Espoir (RD Congo) started the pool matches with a comfortable win against Wolaitta (ETH) 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-21) in 74 minutes. Ahly (EGY) started their campaign by beating TGOM (GAB) 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-15) in 62 mintes to show that they are eyeing on a 12th title. Douanes fought for 76 minutes to down TGOM (GAB) 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-15) 

 

Pool C

Setif (ALG) v CSVB (CMR) 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-13)

Geish (EGY) v  GSU (KEN) 3-0 (25-12, 25-12, 25-21)

Esperance (TUN) v Stef Auto (MAD) ----Stef withdraw   

 

Setif (ALG) showed the developed Algerian volleyball as the cruised past Cameroon Sport (CMR) 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-13). Egyptian League leaders Geish (EGY) trounced GSU (KEN) 3-0 (25-12, 25-12, 25-21) as the Kenyans didn't show enough resistance. Stef Auto didn't show in their match Esperance of Tunisia as the latter are considered as winners 3-0.

 

Pool D

Nemostars (UGA) v Nahda (SUD) 3-0 (25-12, 25-16, 25-16)

Fanar (ALG) v FAP (CMR) 3-2 (23-25, 25-19, 20-25, 27-25, 15-12)

Smouha (EGY) v Ahly Beni Ghazi (LBA)           3-0 (25-13, 25-12, 25-23)

 

Nemostar featured the developed Ugandan volleyball after they beat El Nahda (SUD) 3-0 (25-12, 25-16, 25-16) in a match overwhelmed by the winners. Algeriian Fanar played their best to overcome the strong Cameroonian service in their way to set a thrilling victory over FAP (CMR) 3-2 (23-25, 25-19, 20-25, 27-25, 15-12). The Arab runner up Smouha (EGY) flew past Ahly Beni Ghazi (LBA) 3-0 (25-13, 25-12, 25-23)

 

Day 2 Programme

13

9:00

CSVB (CMR)

Vs

Auto (MOZ)

C

14

10:00

Douanes  (BUR)

Vs

Espoir (COD)

B

15

11:00

Hamad (SUD)

Vs

Swehly (LBA)

A

16

12:00

DGSP (CGO)

Vs

Police (SEN)

A

17

13:00

Atletico (CPV)

Vs

TGOM (GAB)

B

18

14:00

Setif (ALG)

Vs

GSU (KEN)

C

19

15:00

Ahly B (LBA)

Vs

Fanar (ALG)

D

20

16:00

Nahda (SUD)

Vs

FAP (CMR)

D

21

17:00

Smouha (EGY)

Vs

NEMO (UGA)

D

22

18:00

Wolaitta (ETH)

Vs

Ahly E (EGY)

B

23

19:00

Esperance (TUN)

Vs

Geish (EGY)

C

24

20:00

Gendarmerie (MAD)

Vs

Zamalek (EGY)

A

 

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