Favourite teams win as Women's African club Championship gets underway in Madagascar

5 April 2013

 Antananarivo, Madagascar, April 4, 2013- Favourite teams set their first victories on the opening day of the 2013 Women's African Club Championship which got underway at the Palais des Sports Hall in Antananarivo, Madagascar on Thursday.

 

 Defending champions Prisons (Kenya), their compatriot and 7 time champions Pipeline, 5 time champions Ahly (Egypt) as well as Algeria's GS Petroliers ended the opening day victorious to be in a good position towards the qualification to the quarterfinal.

 

On the other hand the opening day was unhappy for the organizers as both representatives Stef Auto and VB Diamand lost their games narrowly after exciting tie breaks.

 

 The competition was opened in presence of Mounir Ben Slimane (CAVB vice-president), Clarisse Bakoly (president of the Local Organizing Committee), Camilo Antao (SOC Delegate), Emmanuel Ngoloko (Referee Delegate) and Howyda Mondy (CAVB Executive Director).

 

 The preliminary round will be resumed on Friday with 7 matches in the four pools.    

 

Pool A:

APR (RWA) beat Stef Auto (MAD) 3-2 (25-18, 21-25, 25-21, 27-29, 17-15)

 

 APR of Rwanda clinched a tough victory over organizers Stef Auto from Madagascar 3-2 (25-18, 21-25, 25-21, 27-29, 17-15) in a thrilling encounter lasting more than two hours. The Rwandan team led in the first set with their better reception, but quickly Stef Auto came to the match to win the second set due to the powerful attacks from position 4.

 

 Again the Rwandan team looked more disciplined to win the third set before Madagascar team drew 2-2 to extend the match to tiebreaker. Both teams went point by point in the tiebreaker till APR used the errors done by the host to win narrowly 17-15.  

 

Pool B:

GS Petroliers (ALG) beat Water Sport (ETH) 3-0 (25-18, 25-10, 25-15)

Prisons (KEN) beat Kutlwano (BOT) 3-0 (25-11, 25-16, 25-14)

 

GS Petroliers (ALG) used the experience of their setter Fatma Okazi to beat Water Sport (ETH) 3-0 (25-18, 25-10, 25-15) in 60 minutes of dominance for the Algerian team. Petroliers showed that they are coming to compete for the cup through their disciplined performance using opposite spiker Amel Khamtache and the outside hitter Zohra Ben Salem.

 

 Defending champions Prisons (KEN) hammered Kutlwano (BOT) 3-0 (25-11, 25-16, 25-14) in 58 minutes showing full control for the Kenyans. Coming to defend their title for the fourth consecutive time, Prisons played with the full line up as the coach David Lungaho made a lot of substitutions to give the chance to all the team stars. As usual the team captain and setter Jane Wacu played a great role in the victory together with the efficient spiker Everlyne Makutu.

 

Pool C:

Pipeline (KEN) beat Manga Sport (GAB) 3-0 (25-17, 25-11, 25-9)

Ndejje University (UGA) beat Les As (BUR) 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-10)

 

 Runner up and record holders Pipeline (KEN) flew past Manga Sport (GAB) 3-0 (25-17, 25-11, 25-9) in a one side game completely controlled by the winners. The Kenyan coach insisted to use most of his players after he detected the wide dominance for his team.

 

Ndejje University of Uganda beat Les As (Burundi) 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-10) in a match showing dominance for the Ugandan team due to their better arrangement of the attacks beside the good reception.  

 

Pool D

Ahly (EGY) beat FAP (CMR) 3-0 (25-18, 25-11, 25-19)

AS Tanda (CIV) beat VB Diamand (MAD) 3-2 (25-20, 22-25, 20-25, 25-23, 15-13)

 

 Ahly (Egypt) surprised FAP (Cameroon) with the tight blacks and quick attacks from position 3 to overwhelm their match 3-0 (25-18, 25-11, 25-19) in 74 minutes. Ahly went easily to two sets ahead before FAP recovered in the third set and had early lead 6-2. Ahly coach made several substitutions to activate the team work and succeeded to come back to win the toughest set 25-19.

 

AS Tanda (CIV) fought for two hours to set a remarkable victory over VB Diamand Club in a fantastic five-set 3-2 (25-20, 22-25, 20-25, 25-23, 15-13). After Tanda won the first set, Diamand emerged to win two successive sets to show that they are nearer to the victory. Tanda again came on time to win the fourth set followed by the tiebreak to win the thrilling encounter 3-2.

 

Day 2 Program

9:00     Kutlwano (BOT) X GSP (ALG)

11:00   Prisons (KEN) X Water Sport (ETH)

13:00   VBCD (MAD) X Ahly (EGY)

15:00   Tanda (CIV) X FAP (CMR)

17:00   Bejaia (ALG) X Stef Auto (MAD)

19:00   Manga (GAB) X Les AS (BUR)

21:00   Pipeline (KEN) X Ndejje (UGA)

 

Results and Ranking

Results

Pool A

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

5

4 April

APR-Stef

3-2

25-18

21-25

25-21

27-29

17-15

115-108

2:01

800

12

5 April

Bejaia-Stef

                 

21

6 April

APR-Bejaia

                 

 

Pool B

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

2

4 April

Water-GSP

0-3

18-25

10-25

15-25

   

43-75

1:00

150

4

4 April

Prisons-Kutlwan

3-0

25-11

25-16

25-14

   

75-41

0:58

150

8

5 April

Kutlwan-GSP

                 

9

5 April

Prisons-Water

                 

19

6 April

Water-Kutlwan

                 

20

6 April

GSP-Prisons

                 

 

Pool C

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

3

4 April

Manga-Pipeline

0-3

17-25

11-25

9-25

   

37-25

0:54

200

7

4 April

Les As-Ndejje

0-3

15-25

21-25

10-25

   

46-75

0:56

100

13

5 April

Manga-Les As

                 

14

5 April

Pipeline- Ndejje

                 

17

6 April

Ndejje-Manga

                 

18

6 April

Les As-Pipeline

                 

 

Pool D

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

1

4 April

Tanda-VBCD

3-2

25-20

22-25

20-25

25-23

15-13

107-106

1:47

100

6

4 April

FAP-Ahly

0-3

18-25

11-25

19-25

   

48-75

1:14

500

10

5 April

VBCD-AHLY

                 

11

5 April

Tanda-FAP

                 

15

6 April

FAP-VBCD

                 

16

6 April

Ahly-Tanda

                 

 

Pool Ranking

Pool A

Rk

Code

Country

Points

Matches

Points

Sets

Won

Lost

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

APR

Rwanda

2

1

 

115

108

1.064

3

2

1.500

2

Stef

Madagascar

1

 

1

108

115

0.939

2

3

0.666

3

Bejaia

Algeria

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Pool B

Rk

Code

Country

Points

Matches

Points

Sets

Won

Lost

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

Prison

Kenya

2

1

 

75

41

1.829

3

 

Max

2

GSP

Algeria

2

1

 

75

43

1.744

3

 

Max

3

Water

Ethiopia

1

 

1

43

75

0.573

 

3

Min

4

Kutl

Botswana

1

 

1

41

75

0.546

 

3

Min

 

Pool C 

Rk

Code

Country

Points

Matches

Points

Sets

Won

Lost

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

Pipeline

Kenya

2

1

 

75

37

2.027

3

 

Max

2

Ndejje

Uganda

2

1

 

75

46

1.630

3

 

Max

3

Les As

Burundi

1

 

1

46

75

0.613

 

3

Min

4

Manga

Gabon

1

 

1

37

75

0.493

 

3

Min

 

Pool D

Rk

Code

Country

Points

Matches

Points

Sets

Won

Lost

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

Ahly

Egypt

2

1

 

75

48

1.562

3

 

Max

2

Tanda

Cote d'Ivoire

2

1

 

107

106

1.009

3

2

1.500

3

VBCD

Madagascar

1

 

1

106

107

0.990

2

3

0.666

4

FAP

Cameroon

1

 

1

48

75

0.640

 

3

 Min

 

 



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