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Ahly and Prisons fight for Club World Championship berth


Guma of NUR (RWA) spiking against Prisons (KEN) in their thrilling 2011 Men's African Club Championship semifinal which Prisons won 3-2

Cairo, Egypt, May 7, 2011 - Defending champions Al Ahly of Egypt will face off against Kenya Prisons in the final of the 2011 Men’s African Club Championship at Abdalla El Faysal Hall in Ahly Club on Saturday to determine the African berth at the 2011 FIVB Men's Club World Championship to be held in Qatar later this year. Al Ahly seeks their 10th crown while Prisons want to achieve the dream of being the only team to qualify to the FIVB Club World Championships in both genders.

El Guish of Egypt take on University of Rwanda for the bronze medal.

The positions fifth to 16th were determined Friday.

5-6 positions: FAP (CMR) beat Setif (ALG)
FAP of Cameroon were too good for Setif of Algeria winning 3-0
(25-21, 25-20, 25-19) on their way to claiming fifth position. The Cameroonian team was too strong in serving and caused a lot of problems to the Algerian side through their spike serves from most of the players. The reception of the Algerian team was not up to the level of the match and failed to close the gap and thus FAP found it easy to break through and win the match in straight sets.
 
7-8
Port Douala (CMR) beat Positions Blida (ALG)
Port de Douala of Cameroon came from behind to beat Blida of Algeria 3-2 (25-21, 17-25, 19-25, 25-23, 15-12) in a fantastic five set match with plenty of thrills. Port started the match using their opposite to win the first set before Blida returned back using their tight block to win the second and third sets showing that they are nearer to the victory. But finally Port was fit to fight for the fourth set before winning the tiebreak. 
 
9-10 positions GSU (KEN) beat OSB (NGR)
GSU of Kenya dominated the net action to down Ondo Sunshine Brothers from Nigeria 3-1 (25-20, 25-22, 19-25, 25-16) in 89 minutes. Although GSU didn’t play their best because they lost the motivation after missing the top eight positions, they were better all through the match especially in the first and seconds sets.

11-12 positions Inter Club (CGO) beat Daim Hamad (SUD)
Inter Club of Congo Brazzaville rebounded from two sets down to clinch an amazing victory over Daim Hamad of Sudan 3-2 (21-25, 17-25, 25-21, 25-15, 15-9). Daim Hamad played their best in the competition in the first and second sets as they arranged their attacks through the wing spikers. Inter arranged their block and reception to develop their attacks to level at 2-2 before winning comfortably the tiebreak 15-9.
 
13-14
Redskins (LES) beat Rukinzo (Burundi)
Redskins of Lesotho used their better reception and block to fly past Rukinzo of Burundi 3-1 (25-21, 25-18, 13-25, 25-22) in 81 minutes. Redskins succeeded to dominate the match throughout except the third set when Rukinzo played their best to win before Redskins returned back to their top performance to win the fourth set and the match 3-1.

15-16 Al Nahda (SUD) beat Al Saggana (SUD)
Al Nahda of Sudan fought for two hours to clinch a difficult victory over their compatriots Al Saggana 3-2 (25-11, 20-25, 25-21, 23-25, 17-15). The match showed a lot of thrills although it was for the last standings and Al Nahda finished at the 15th position leaving Al Saggana at the bottom of the table.

Final Ranking Results
Ranking 5-16 matches
5-6 FAP (CMR) v Setif (ALG) 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-19)
7-8 Port (CMR) v Blida (ALG) 3-2 (25-21, 17-25, 19-25, 25-23, 15-12)
9-10 GSU (KEN) v OSB (NGR) 3-1 (25-20, 25-22, 19-25, 25-16)
11-12 Inter Club (CGO) v Daim Hamad (SUD) 3-2 (21-25, 17-25, 25-21, 25-15, 15-9)
13-14 Redskins (LES) v Rukinzo (BUR) 3-1 (25-21, 25-18, 13-25, 25-22)
15-16 Al Nahda (SUD) v Al Saggana (SUD) 3-2 (25-11, 20-25, 25-21, 23-25, 17-15)

Final and bronze medal matches May 7
1-2 Al Ahly (EGY) v Prisons (KEN)
3-4 El Guish (EGY) v National University (Rwanda)

Results and Ranking
Final Ranking
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2. 
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5. FAP (Cameroon)
6. Setif (Algeria)
7. Port Douala (Cameroon)
8. Blida (Algeria)
9. GSU (Kenya)
10. OSB (Nigeria)
11. Inter Club (Congo Brazzaville)
12. Daim Hamad (Sudan)
13. Redskins (Lesotho)
14. Rukinzo (Burundi)
15. Al Nahda (Sudan)
16. Al Saggana (Sudan)


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