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Volleyball Kenya Prisons fail to arrest Al Ahly of Egypt while in Tunisia

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Kenya representatives Kenya Prisons were eliminated on Thursday from the ongoing Volleyball club championships in Tunisia after falling to record holders Al Ahly of Egypt in the quarter finals.

Kenya Prisons vs Al Ahly at the Africa Men Club Championship in Tunisia play

Kenya Prisons vs Al Ahly at the Africa Men Club Championship in Tunisia

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The Africa men club championships kicked off on March 18 in Tunisia with a total of 18 teams participating.

Kenya representatives Kenya Prisons were eliminated on Thursday from the ongoing club championships in Tunisia after falling to record holders Al Ahly of Egypt in the quarter finals.

Seeking their 12th African title, the Egyptian giants Ahly were too strong for the Kenyan side that won by three straight sets of 25-15, 25-13 and 25-19.

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Al Ahly of Egypt will now face Algeria who beat Cameroon in the quarter finals.

Prisons qualified for the quarter finals after finishing second in Group D with two wins against Police from Benin and Congo's Espoir and one loss against group leaders Etoile Du Sahel of Tunisia.

play Kenya Prisons in action (Courtesy )

 

In another hotly contested quarter final Etoile defeated Esperance 3-2 (19-25, 25-18, 22-25, 25-23, 15-17) in a fierce Tunisian derby while Libyan side Swehly qualified for the semifinals with a 3-0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-28) triumph over compatriots Assarya. 

Kenya Prisons coached by Gideon Chenje had early walked over Espoir of Congo by three sets to nil 3-0 (25-21, 25-16, 25-13) in group D.

Prison will next play Al Ahly of Egypt in the quarter finals having finished second of Group D behind leaders Etoile Du Sahel of Tunisia.

Ahly on Tuesday also completed their unbeaten record to finsih at the top of Group A after edging hard fighting Ahly Benghazi of Libya 3-1 (25-19, 25-17, 24-26, 25-17) in  a tense group A fixture.

play Al Ahly players in action (Courtesy )

 

Pooling

Pool A: Esperance (TUN), Ahly B (Libya), Ahly E (Egypt) and Bafia( Cameroun).

Pool B:  FAP( Cameroon), Alnabda( Sudan) ,As Finances(Benin) and Alswehly(Libya)

Pool C Bordj(Algeria), Police Vi(Botswana), Kibango(Rwanda), Dounes( Burundi) and Assarya(Libya).

Pool D: Etoile du Sahel (TUN)- Prisons (KEN)- Espoir (COD)- AS Police (Benin)

The winners of the two-week tournament will represent Africa at the 2017 women and Men's Club World Championship in Brazil in May.

play Kenya Prisons team (Courtesy )

 

Prisons Squad

Setters: Kelvin Maiyo, Daniel Kiptoo

Right Attackers: Ibrahim Oduor, Sila Kipruto

Left attackers : Denis Mokua, Ezekiel Kibet, Jairus Bett, Joseph at Kirwa

Centre blockers: Rogers Kipkirui , Hudson Wanyama, Kimutai Timona

Libero : Kokonya Walubengo

Coaches :Gideon Chenje, Paul Muthinja

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