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5 May 2014
2014 Women's African Club Championship
Carthage, Tunisia, April 27, 2014- Algeria setter Fatma Okazi once again set a new glory for her country after she led her club GS Petroliers to win the 24th edition of the Women's African Club Championship which was concluded in Carthage, Tunisia last Sunday and new she is thinking of new era when she conducts her team at the FIVB Women's Club World Championship due to start in Zurich on May 7.
Okazi was the Most Valuable Player "MVP" in the African Championship after she was actually the key factor in her club's victory to put Algeria on the map of Women's African club champions for the first time since 2000. Now she is looking forwards for a world class competition where she wants to achieve something at that level.
GSP will be the first Algerian club to compete at the prestigious FIVB event after Kenya Prisons represented Africa following the resuming of the competition in the last 4 years. GSP coach Salim Achouri choose the same line up that captured the African title except for two players Asma Djebar and Nesrine Merouane who are involved in the final exams at their colleges as they were replaced by the youngsters Djennaoui Lilia and Sara Belhocine. Among experienced stars in the squad will be Safia Boukhima who was chosen as the best receiver in the last African Club championship and the outside national team hitter Zohra Bensalim.
GSP will play in Pool A of the eighth edition of the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship Zurich 2014, which features six teams split across two pools and will take place in the Saalsporthalle from May 7 to 11.
Molico Osasco and Hisamitsu Springs open the tournament with a Pool B match at 17:30 local time (15:30 GMT) before Volero Zurich take on SESI-SP in a Pool A game at 20:00 (18:00 GMT). GSP’s opening match will be against Volero Zurich on May 8 at 20:00 (18:00 GMT).
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