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24 April 2014
2014 Women's African Club Championship- Quarterfinal
Carthage, Tunisia, April 23, 2014- Hosts Carthage (Tunisia) along with defending Champions Prisons, Pipeline (Both from Kenya) and GS Petroliers (Algeria) qualified to the semifinal of the 2014 Women's African Club Championship following their victories over FAP (Cameroon), Sfax (Tunisia), Injis (Cameroon) and Shams (Egypt) respectively in the quarterfinal matches held at Sidi Bousaid Hall in Tunis, Tunisia on Wednesday.
In the quarterfinal matches for 9 to 16 positions APR (RWA), Ndeje (UGA), Chlef (ALG) and Bafia (CMR) won their matches against Nkumba (UGA), Water Sports (ETH), Manga (GAB) and Bejaia (ALG) to play for the 9 to 12 positions, while the losers play for the 13 to 16 places.
Host Carthage keep Tunisia's dreams of winning the title in a golden year for volleyball in North African Country after they downed FAP 3-0 (25-17, 25-18, 27-25) to clinch a semifinal ticket. Veteran Fatma Agrebi and Maissa Lengliz led the winners scorers with 13 points, while FAP's Rose Ngo led the match scorers with 17 points.
Defending champions Kenya Prisons beat Sfax 3-0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-16) to qualify for the semifinal for the fifth year in row. Moim Sukuku led the winner scorers with 12 points, while Sfax hitter Jihen Mohammed led match scorers with 13.
Pipeline topped Injis 3-1 (20-25, 25-15, 25-20, 25-15) to qualify to the semifinal after they missed the podium last year. Emerging star violet Makuto led the match scorers with impressive 19 points, while Roline Tatchou led Injis scorers with 13.
2013 runner up GSP overwhelmed Shams 3-0 (27-25, 25-13, 25-22) to book a semifinal ticket for the second year. Outside hitter Zohra Ben Salem led the match and GSP scorers with 18 points, while Aya Elsami scored only 9 as the best scorer from Shams side.
In the quarterfinal 9 to 16 positions APR defeated Nkumba 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-21), and Chlef beat Water Sports 3-0 (25-20, 25-13, 25-23). Bafia crashed Manga 3-0 (25-14 , 25-11, 25-23) and Ndeje flew past Bejaia 3-1 (19-25, 25-21, 25-20, 27-25).
Now Carthage face GSP in the semifinal of competition on April 25 which feature also a purely Kenyan clash between rivals Prisons and Pipeline.
FAP Play shams and Injis meet Sfax in the play off 5 to 8 positions also on April 25.
Play off 9 to 16 places programme on April 24
Play off 9 to 12
APR v Ndeje
Chlef v Bafia
Play off 13 to 16
Nkumba v Bejaia
Water Sport v Manga
Semifinal programme on April 25
Carthage v GSP
Pipeline v Prisons
FAP v Shams
Injis v Sfax
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