Organizers Carthage Overcame Ndejje in Opening

6 April 2017

Monastir , Tunisia, April 6, 2017- The 27th edition of the African Women’s Volleyball club champions witnessed a great opening at Mzali hall in Monastir where organizers Carthage beat Ndejje University 3-0 (25-8, 25-19, 25-14) in the opening Pool A match of the competition.

 

It was an easy first set for the Tunisian club who dominated throughout the match. Ndejje fell behind in the first minute and could not recovered against the resolute Carthage and the first set ended a 25- 8 for the host.

 

Determined to continue their good form from the first set, Carthage got off to an excellent start in the second set as well, racing into the lead at 4-0. However, Ndejje continued to challenge their lead with their fierce spikes, and they managed to reduce the lead to a draw at 4-4.

 

Carthage attempted to create multiple options for setting of the ball, they faced difficulties in overcoming an improved Ndejje defence who continued to block and played efficient counter-attacks.

 

The comeback made by Ndejje continued till the second timeout for the set, with Carthage having the score 11-8 in their favor. The University girls from Uganda continued to advance, the opponent certainly did not give up on their chances and constantly encouraged each other after each point lost to the opponents and they won the second set 25-19.

 

At the second technical time out in the third set, Carthage led by 16-7 and their victory was inevitable despite some forceful defense from the opponent. Victory was sure when the third time out was called Carthage were already sure of victory leading 24- 13, and Ndejje could earned only a point and Carthage earned a resounding 3-0 victory in the opening match

 

Day 2 Programme

12:00

Army (RWA)

Vs

Pipeline (KEN)

C

MZALI

13:00

INJS (CMR)

Vs

Asec (CIV)

A

HELLAL

14:00

Sfaxien (TUN)

Vs

ARSU  (SEY)

D

MZALI

15:00

Bafia (CMR)

Vs

Sonatrach (ALG)

C

HELLAL

16:00

Marsa (TUN)

Vs

Bejaia (ALG)

B

MZALI

17:00

FAP (CMR)

Vs

Shams (EGY)

D

HELLAL

18:00

Ahly  (EGY)

Vs

Prisons (KEN)

B

MZALI