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Ahly & GS Petroliers in African Women's Club Championship semis

 
Stef Auto (Madagascar) libero Marina digging during their match against Kutlwano Botswana at the Women African Club Championship
 

Antananarivo, Madagascar, April 10, 2013 – The 2013 Women's African Club Championship semifinals begins today at the Palais des Sports Hall in Antananarivo. The teams are all vying for a spot in the finals, as the winner of the Championship qualifies for the FIVB Women's Club World Championship in October.

Four time African champions Kenya Prisons face Algeria's Bejaia, and five time champions Ahly (Egypt) will compete against favourite GS Petroliers in the tournament.

FAP (Cameroon) will play Pipeline (Kenya) and APR (Rwanda) will meet Ndejje University (Uganda) in the play off to determine the fifth to eighth positions in the tournament. 

The second semifinal between Ahly and GSP is a classic derby between Egypt and Algeria. Ahly has won the title five times, most recently in their homeland in 2009, while GSP has won the title once in 2000. Until the quarter finals, Ahly was the only team that didn't drop a set and GSP beat out defending champions, Prisons.

The semifinal between Prisons (who represented Africa in the FIVB Club World Championships in 2010, 2011 and 2012) and Bejaia will also be a great fight.

On Tuesday, the competition continued with the playoff matches to determine positions 9 to 16, in which Stef Auto (Madagascar), Water Sport (Ethiopia) and VB Diamand (Madagascar) won their matches against Kutlwano (Botswana), AS Tanda (Cote d'Ivoire) and Les AS (Burundi) respectively.

Les AS finished fifteenth, while VB Diamand play Manga Sport for the thirteenth and fourteenth positions. Kutlwano takes on AS Tanda for positions eleven and twelve, and Stef Auto face Water Sport for the ninth and tenth standings in the final table.  

Play off 9-16 positions

Stef Auto (MAD) beat Kutlwano (Botswana) 3-0 (25-16, 26-24, 25-23)

Host Stef Auto (Madagascar) pulled off an exciting straight set victory over Kutlwano of Botswana (25-16, 26-24, 25-23) in 70 minutes. The winners started the match with full power to achieve a rapid victory and deployed their block against Kutlwano attacks to win the first set easily 25-16. Kutlwano improved in the second and third sets taking the lead several times, but Stef Auto regularly won all the crucial points to clinch both sets.

Stef Auto
now faces Ethiopia's Water Sport for the ninth and tenth positions, while Kutlwano meet AS Tanda for the eleventh and twelfth spots.

Water Sport (ETH) beat AS Tanda (CIV) 3-1 (25-9, 25-14, 19-25, 25-17)

Water Sport (Ethiopia) used their powerful tactical services to beat Cote d’Ivoire’s AS Tanda 3-1 (25-9, 25-14, 19-25, 25-17) in 64 minutes. The Ethiopian team widely dominated the first and second sets to lead 2-0, before the Ivorian team won the third set. Water Sports regained their starting rhythm to win the fourth set and the match 3-1.
 
Water Sport will now fight for the ninth and tenth positions against host Stef Auto, while AS Tanda battle it out for the eleventh and twelfth positions against VBCD.

VBCD (MAD) beat Les AS (BUR) 3-1 (24-26. 25-9, 25-18, 25-11)

VB Diamand Club (Madagascar) beat Burundi’s Les AS 3-1 (24-26. 25-9, 25-18, 25-11) in 73 minutes. Les AS saved three set points for VBCD to win the first set after a great battle. VBCD then overwhelmed their opponents with their dominance at the net to win three successive sets and the match at 3-1.

Les AS finished the competition in fifteenth position, while VBCD qualified to play for positions 13 and 14 against Manga Sport (Gabon) on Thursday.

Programme for semifinals 1-8 – Wednesday, April 10

Semifinal 1-4

16:00 Bejaia (ALG) vs Prisons (KEN)
18:00 Ahly (EGY) vs GSP (ALG)

Semifinal 5-8
12:00 FAP (CMR) vs Pipeline (KEN)
14:00 APR (RWA) vs Ndejje (UGA)

Programme for ranking 9-15 – Thursday, April 11

13-14 positions

10:00 VBCD (MAD) vs Manga Sport (GCO)

11-12 positions

12:00 Kutlwano (BOT) vs AS Tanda (CIV)

9-10 positions
14:00 Stef Auto (MAD) vs Water Sport (ETH)

N.B. Les AS is Ranked 15

Results and Ranking

Semifinal 9-16

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

22

9 April

13-16

VBCD-Les As

3-1

24-26

25-9

25-18

25-11


99-64

1:13

300

23

9 April

13-16

Manga- Bye










24

9 April

9-12

Stef-Kutlwan

3-0

25-16

26-24

25-23



76-63

1:10

1000

25

9 April

9-12

Tanda-Water

0-3

9-25

14-25

25-10

17-25


66-94

1:07

800

 

Quarterfinal 1-8

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

22

8 April

Bejaia-FAP

3-0

25-18

25-22

25-15



75-55

1:11

500

23

8 April

Ahly-APR

3-0

25-18

25-15

25-20



75-53

1:04

600

24

8 April

GSP-Ndejje

3-0

25-13

25-15

25-20



75-48

1:04

1000

25

8 April

Pipeline-Prisons

1-3

25-17

21-25

14-25

25-20


80-92

1:38

1000

 

Quarterfinal 9-16

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

2

8 April

Stef-VBCD

3-0

25-19

25-11

25-20



75-50

0:58

300

4

8 April

Tanda-Bye










8

8 April

Water-Manga

3-0

25-6

25-10

25-11



75-27

0:48

300

9

8 April

LesAS-Kutlwan

0-3

17-25

11-25

12-25



40-75

0:53

500

 

Pool Results

Pool A

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

5

4 April

APR-Stef

3-2

25-18

21-25

25-21

27-29

17-15

115-108

2:01

800

12

5 April

Bejaia-Stef

3-1

25-17

22-25

25-20

25-18


97-80

1:37

1200

21

6 April

APR-Bejaia

0-3

21-25

12-25

15-25



48-75

0:57

500

 

Pool B

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

2

4 April

Water-GSP

0-3

18-25

10-25

15-25



43-75

1:00

150

4

4 April

Prisons-Kutlwan

3-0

25-11

25-16

25-14



75-41

0:58

150

8

5 April

Kutlwan-GSP

0-3

8-25

14-25

10-25



32-75

0:55

100

9

5 April

Prisons-Water

3-0

25-19

25-16

25-20



75-55

1:00

100

19

6 April

Water-Kutlwan

3-0

25-11

25-16

25-22



75-49

1:01

300

20

6 April

GSP-Prisons

3-2

25-22

25-27

25-23

28-30

15-12

118-114

2:03

1200

 

Pool C

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

3

4 April

Manga-Pipeline

0-3

17-25

11-25

9-25



37-25

0:54

200

7

4 April

Les As-Ndejje

0-3

15-25

21-25

10-25



46-75

0:56

100

13

5 April

Manga-Les As

1-3

25-20

14-25

10-25

10-25


95-59

1:21

200

14

5 April

Pipeline- Ndejje

3-0

25-19

25-15

25-16



75-50

1:04

200

17

6 April

Ndejje-Manga

3-0

27-25

25-12

25-14



77-51

1:20

300

18

6 April

Les As-Pipeline

0-3

15-25

9-25

10-25



75-34

0:48

400

 

Pool D

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

1

4 April

Tanda-VBCD

3-2

25-20

22-25

20-25

25-23

15-13

107-106

1:47

100

6

4 April

FAP-Ahly

0-3

18-25

11-25

19-25



48-75

1:14

500

10

5 April

VBCD-AHLY

0-3

19-25

16-25

14-25



49-75

0:59

500

11

5 April

Tanda-FAP

0-3

15-25

15-25

15-25



45-75

1:06

200

15

6 April

FAP-VBCD

3-1

18-25

25-13

25-14

25-20


93-72

1:30

500

16

6 April

Ahly-Tanda

3-0

25-10

25-11

25-13



75-34

0:50

300







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