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All-Tunisian final highlight African Club Championship


Esperance defeated home side Al Ahly Tripoli to qualify for the final

Tripoli, Libya, April 25, 2013- Tunisian rivals Sfax and Esperance will play for gold at Men’s African Club Championship and a ticket to the FIVB Club World Championships, after both sides qualified for the final in the semis held Thursday.

During the semi finals, five time champions Sfax overwhelmed Prisons Kenya 3-0 (25-21, 25-13, 25-15), and Esperance crushed home side Al Ahly Tripoli at Sports Gym Hall One.

The Tunisian compatriots meet Saturday, where the winner earns FIVB World Championship ticket.

Playoff for positions five through eight include: Ahly Benghazi (LBA), FAP, Autoridade Tributaria (MOZ) and Swahili (LBA) respectively.
 
Semifinals Position 1-4

Sfax (TUN) beat Prisons (KEN) 3-0 (25-21, 25-13, 25-15)

Sfaxien did not find any trouble stopping Prison, which came into the game with ambitions of a second final appearance. 
 
Esperance (Tunisia) beat Al Ahly Tripoli (Libya) 3-1 (25-17, 23-25, 25-15, 25-14)

Three time champions Esperance hammered the home team Al Ahly Tripoli 3-1 (25-17, 23-25, 25-15, 25-14) to qualify for the final.
 
Play off 5-8

Al Ahly Benghazi (LBA) beat Autoridade Tributaria (MOZ) 3-1 (25-14, 27-25, 20-25, 25-20)

Al Ahly Benghazi had an easy match against Autoridade Tributaria, However, the youth side from Mozambique was applauded for giving the home side a tough time.
 
FAP (CMR) beat Swahili (LBA)  3-1(19-25, 25-23, 25-23, 28-26)  
            
FAP, the 2005 finalist, did not have mercy home team Swahili, as they swept them after giving up the first set.
 
Playoff position 13-16

Muzinga (Burundi) beat AUC (CIV) 3-0(25-16, 25-20, and 25-16)

Muzinga achieved its second win of the tournament against AUC, giving them hope for  finishing in a decent position.  The loss was AUC’s fifth straight defeat of the tournament.
 
DGSP (CGO) beat Muger Cement (ETH) 3-0 (25-17, 25-22, 25-9)

DGSP played their best game of the tournament against Muger Cement, with strong reception and attacks, troubling the Ethiopians throughout the game.
 
Playoff position 9-12

Delta Spikers (NGR) beat Alnahda (SUD) 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 25-16)

Delta’s Spikers appearance on court made them winners even before the game started, giving them their second straight win in two days.
 
Bourj Bouaririj (ALG) beat Nemostars (UGA) 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-16)

Disappointed about missing out on the quarter final, Bourj Bouaririj played a fun match, taking over Nemostars.
 
Program on Friday April 26 Ranking 9-16

AUC (CIV) vs DGSP (CGO)

(Burundi) vs Muger Cement (ETH)

Nahda (SUD) vs Nemostars (UGA)

Delta Spikers (NGR) vs Bourj Bouaririj (ALG)
 
Program on Saturday April 27 Ranking 1-8

Positions 7 & 8: Autoridade Tributaria (MOZ) vs Swahili (LBA) 
 
Positions 5 & 6: Al Ahly Benghazi (LBA) vs FAP (CMR)

Bronze medal match: Prisons (KEN) vs Al Ahly Tarablus (LBA)

Gold medal match: Sfaxien (TUN) vs Esperance (TUN)
 
Semifinal Results

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

38

25-Apr

TRI-ESP

1-3

17-25

25-23

15-25

14-25


71-98



39

25-Apr

PRI-CSS

0-3

21-25

13-25

15-25



49-75



 

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

40

25-Apr

MOZ-BEN

1-3

14-25

25-27

25-20

20-25


84-97



41

25-Apr

FAB-ALS

3-1

19-25

25-23

25-23

28-26


97-97



 

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

42

25-Apr

NHD-NGR

0-3

22-25

22-25

16-25



60-75

1:10

100

43

25-Apr

NMO-BBA

0-3

19-25

21-25

16-25



56-75

1:05

150

 

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

44

25-Apr

AUC-MZG

0-3

16-25

20-25

22-25



58-75

1:05

100

45

25-Apr

CGO-ETH

3-0

25-17

25-17

25-9



75-43

1:08

120

 



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