Ahly Beni Ghazi, Geish and Espoir won thrilling tiebreaks at Men's African Club Champs

25 March 2016

2016 Men's African Club Championship- Day 2

 

 Cairo, Egypt, March 24, 2016- With three 5 set matches, the second day of the 2016 Men's African Club Championship showed more thrills and exciting actions in the 2 venues of the competition as Libya's Ahly Beni Ghazi, Egypt's Geish and RD Congo's Espoir fought for more than 2 hours to clinch the tough tiebreaker victories at Cairo Stadium Complex on Thursday.

 

 Pool C match between favourites Geish of Egypt and 4 time champions Esperance of Tunisia was the master seen of the day as the Egyptian team came from 2 sets behind to clinch 3-2 (21-25, 21-25, 25-18, 25-18, 15-11) win in what is considered as top of the pool decider.

 

 "We considered this match as a final as we need to finish as pool leaders to avoid meeting the defending champions Ahly of Egypt in the quarterfinal," Said Geish coach Sherif El Shemerly.

 

 "we corrected all the mistakes of the first and second set to overwhelm the situation thereafter. Now we have to rest enough before meeting Cameroon Sport after less than 24 hours."

 

 Though the political situation of the their country, Libya's Ahly Beni Ghazi upset Algeria's Fanar Ain Azel who set the surprise of the opening day against Cameroonian champions FAP. The Libyans needed 133 minutes to overcome their opponent 3-2 (21-25, 26-24, 35-33, 22-25, 15-11) in Pool D.

 

 In the third show of the day Espoir of Congo set their second win against Douanes (Burkina Faso) 3-2 (19-25, 19-25, 25-17, 2-16, 15-9) after they came back from 2 sets behind in Pool B.  

 

 Heavy favourites and 11 time champions Ahly of Egypt pulled off the second straight sets victory against Wolaitta (ETH) 3-0 (25-12, 25-10, 25-10).

 

 Orgainzers and 5 time champions Zamalek secured also the second victory against Gendarmerie (MAD) 3-0 (25-9, 25-21, 25-14).

 

 In a Libyan day of victories, the seond team Swehly set the win also 3-0 (25-25-12, 25-25-14, 25-23) against Daim Hamad of Sudan.

 

DGSP (CGO) overcame the shaky start to overwhelm Police (SEN) 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-22) in 63 minutes in Pool A.

 

 Atletico (CPV) rebounded after the opening loss to upset TGOM (GAB) 3-1 (15-25, 25-20, 25-17, 25-21) in the third of Pool B matches.          

 

 Setif (ALG) grabbed second victory over  GSU (KEN) 3-0 (25-23, 25-17, 25-18) in Pool C            

           

 Other Pool D matches showed FAP (CMR) rebounding against Nahda (SUD) 3-1 (25-20, 22-25, 25-17, 25-18) and Smouha (EGY) continuing their steady performance to beat Nemostars (UGA) 3-0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-16).

 

Day 2 results

Pool A

Swehly (LBA) v Daim Hamad (SUD) 3-0 (25-25-12, 25-25-14, 25-23)                     

DGSP (CGO) v Police (SEN) 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-22)    

Zamalek (EGY) v Gendarmerie (MAD) 3-0 (25-9, 25-21, 25-14)

 

Pool B

Espoir (COD) v Douanes  (BUR) 3-2 (19-25, 19-25, 25-17, 2-16, 15-9)

Atletico (CPV) v TGOM (GAB) 3-1 (15-25, 25-20, 25-17, 25-21)                

Ahly E (EGY) v Wolaitta (ETH) 3-0 (25-12, 25-10, 25-10)

 

Pool C

CSVB (CMR) v Stef Auto (MOZ) ---Stef Auto withdraw and disqualified   

Setif (ALG) v GSU (KEN) 3-0 (25-23, 25-17, 25-18)                      

Geish (EGY) v Esperance (TUN) 3-2 (21-25, 21-25, 25-18, 25-18, 15-11)

 

Pool D

Ahly Beni Ghazi (LBA) v Fanar (ALG) 3-2 (21-25, 26-24, 35-33, 22-25, 15-11)

FAP (CMR) v Nahda (SUD) 3-1 (25-20, 22-25, 25-17, 25-18)                     

Smouha (EGY) v Nemostars (UGA) 3-0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-16)

 

Day 3 Programme

9:00

Fanar (ALG)

Vs

Nahda (SUD)

D

10:00

Swehly (LBA)

Vs

Gendarmerie (MAD)

A

11:00

Espoir (COD)

Vs

Atletico (CPV)

B

12:00

Police (SEN)

Vs

Hamad (SUD)

A

13:00

TGOM (GAB)

Vs

Wolaitta (ETH)

B

14:00

NEMO (UGA)

Vs

Ahly B (LBA)

D

15:00

Auto (MOZ)

Vs

Setif (ALG)

C

16:00

FAP (CMR)

Vs

Smouha (EGY)

D

17:00

Ahly E (EGY)

Vs

Douanes  (BUR)

B

18:00

Geish (EGY)

Vs

CSVB (CMR)

C

19:00

GSU (KEN)

Vs

Esperance (TUN)

C

20:00

Zamalek (EGY)

Vs

DGSP (CGO)

A

 

 

 

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