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.