Volleyball: Customs zooms into quarterfinal of Club Championship

Volleyball: Customs zooms into quarterfinal of Club Championship

Nigeria Customs Service has qualified for the quarterfinal of the ongoing 2019 Women’s African Club Championship following their victory over Canon of DR Congo on Day 4 of the competition held at Ahly Hall in Cairo, Egypt.

In Pool A Nigeria Customs overcame Canon of RD Congo 3-1 (25-17, 24-26, 25-18, 25-18) after an exciting encounter that raised the Nigerian side to 2-0 in win – loss ratio to secure the second slot of the pool to join hosts Ahly to the quarterfinal.

Other team who joined Nigeria in the quarterfinal are; Favourite GSP of Algeria, Pipeline of Kenya, FAP of Cameroon, Ahly of Egypt and Carthage of  Tunisia.

Pool C featured the second win for Kenya Pipeline who downed Shooting of Egypt 3-0 (25-15, 25-17, 25-21). The victory helped the Kenyans to join FAP of Cameroon from the pool to the quarters, as both have 2-0 ratio.

Shams of Egypt regained the dreams of a second round ticket after they achieved the first win against ASEC of Cote d’Ivoire 3-0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-11) in Pool D.

In the match of the day Algeria GSP entertain the fans with super performance when they hit Kenya Prisons 3-1 (25-15, 14-25, 25-23, 25-22) to secure the first ticket to the second round with 3-0 record leaving the second slot to the Wednesday show.

Sporting of Egypt overcame the opening defeat when they took on the strong KCB of Kenya 3-1 (25-19, 23-25, 25-20, 25-23) in a thrilling face off.

The second ticket from the pool will be determined between the two teams today when KCB meet already qualified Carthage and DGSP face Sporting.

Only 2 vacancies are sill empty in the knockout stage from Pools B and D and will be determined on the fifth and last day of the preliminary round today.

The top 2 teams in each of the preliminary pools will proceed to the quarterfinal to play for the top 8 positions.

Day 5 Fixtures:

GSP (ALG) v Nkumba (UGA) Pool D, Canon (COD) v USFA (BUR) Pool A, FAP (CMR) v Pipeline (KEN) Pool C, Shooting (EGY) v Revenue (RWA) Pool C, DGSP (CGO) v Sporting (EGY) Pool B, KCB (KEN) v Carthage (TUN) Pool B, El Shams (EGY) v Prisons (KEN) Pool D and Al  Ahly (EGY) v Customs  (NGR) Pool A.

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