Volleyball: Shams beat Al Ahly to reach Women’s African Clubs Championship final
Egypt’s El-Shams defeated reigning champions Al Ahly 3-2 to reach the final of the 2017 Women’s African Volleyball Clubs Championship.
El-Shams won the first set 25-19 to take a 1-0 lead before Al Ahly, who defeated Algeria’s GS Petroliers in the semi-final, won the second and third set at 25-15 and 25-18.
Shams then made a strong comeback, as they tied the match by taking the fourth set at 25-17 to send the match for a decider. They continued their dominance in the final set, winning 15-8 to achieve a historic victory and reach the competition’s final.
This marked the first victory for Shams over Al Ahly in the international history.
Shams will face organisers Carthage in the final on Sunday after the latter defeated Prisons of Kenya 3-1 (25-21, 25-13, 24-26, 25-14). It will be the first ever title for the winner.
Meanwhile, record eight-time African champions Al Ahly will face Prisons in the bronze-medal match.
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