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Sfaksi win 31st Men's Arab Volleyball Championship

 
Lebanon's Boushriye Club took second place in the championship while their Omani counterparts from the Sohom club came fourth
 

Beirut, Lebanon, February 11, 2013 - The 31st Men’s Arab Volleyball championship ended Sunday with Tunis’s Sfaksi Club being crowned champions after beating Lebanon’s Boushriye Club.

The final match took place at the Michel El Murr Stadium with 3,200 spectators in attendance. The match was refereed by Abdel Rahman El Zoubeir from Morocco (first referee) and Abdel hakim Ramadan from Libya (second referee).

Sfaksi club saw off Kuwait’s Kazima Club in three sets 3-0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-14) to enter the finals and then showed their strong attacking power against the host team, Boushriye in the finals, dominating the game with a score of 25-20, 25-21, 25-18.

Boushriye won the semi-finals after Egypt’s Al Ahli withdrew in the third set of their match with a score of 25-24 and with the teams tied 1-1. Al Ahli finished third overall after beating the Kazima club.

This is the fifth title for Sfaksi club and the seventh for Tunis in the championship. Egyptian clubs have won the title six times.

There were 15 teams from Tunis, Morocco, Libya, Kuwait, Egypt, Iraq, Oman and Lebanon participating in the 31st Arab men’s Clubs Volleyball Championship. The teams were divided into four groups, and the top two in each group qualified for the quarter finals.

Final ranking:

1st place: Sfaksi (Tunis)                                      
2nd place: Boushriye (Lebanon)                      
3rd place: Kazima (Kuwait)
4th place: Sohom (Oman)
5th place: Ghaz El Junoub (Iraq)         
6th place: AL Ahly Tripoli (Libya)                               
7th place: Seeb (Oman)               
8th place: Al Arabi (Kuwait)                                         

Best players:

Top Scorer: Ahmad Nasir - Boushriye (Lebanon)
Top Digger: Abed El Aziz Salim - Kazima (Kuwait)
Top Spiker: Nour El Din Hfaiz - Sfaksi (Tunis)
Top Setter: Abdallah Bouftein - Kazima (Kuwait)
Top Server: Christiano Campos - Boushriye (Lebanon)
Top Blocker: Hakim El Zouadi - Sfaksi (Tunis)
Top Receiver: Anwar Touargui - Sfaksi (Tunis)
 





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