Lebanese team in-line for home success
Boushriye (in white) are aiming to delight their home fans with a win in the men's Arab championship|
Beirut, Lebanon, 9 February, 2013 – Lebanon’s Boushriye remain on-course for home success in the 31st Men’s Arab Volleyball Championship.
Boushriye won the first of the two semi-finals after Egypt’s Al Ahly withdrew in the third set of their match with the score at 25-24 and with the teams tied 1-1.
In Sunday’s final at the Michel El Murr Stadium they will come up against Sfaksi from Tunisia, who saw off the challenge of Kuwait’s Kazima 3-0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-14).
The final begins at 16.00 local time, with the bronze medal match starting at 13.00.
There are 15 teams from Tunis, Morocco, Libya, Kuwait, Egypt, Iraq, Oman and Lebanon participating in the 31st Arab men’s Clubs Volleyball Championship. The 15 teams were divided into four groups, and the top two in each group qualified for the quarter finals.
The opening ceremony was held on February 3, 2013 in Michel El Murr stadium in the presence of Lebanon’s Minister of Sports and Youth, Faycal Karame, the Lebanese Olympic Committee president and Lebanese Volleyball Federation president, Jean Hammam, and the FIVB Refereeing Commission president, Hassan Ahmad.
The schedule for Sunday is as follow (times local)
13:00 Al Ahly (Egypt) v Kazima (Kuwait) (3rd and 4th place)
16:00 Boushriye (Lebanon) v Sfaksi (Tunisia) (1st and 2nd place)