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Volleyball: El-Shams lose to Carthage in Women’s African Clubs Championship final

Volleyball: El-Shams lose to Carthage in Women’s African Clubs Championship final

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Egypt’s finished second in Women’s African Clubs Championship after losing the final game to Tunisian side Carthage 3-2.

El-Shams reached the final of the 2017 Women’s African Clubs Championship after defeating fellow Egyptian side Al Ahly 3-2 in the semi-finals, while Carthage beat Kenya’s Prisons 3-1.

The Egyptians won the first set 25-16, before losing the second and third sets 17-25 and 24-26, however El-Shams made a comeback, winning the fourth set 25-20, but then unfortunately lost the tiebreaker 11-15.

El-Shams won their first ever African medal, while Carthage claimed the title for the first time in their history, becoming the second Tunisian club to win the title after Club Africain, who won the trophy four times before.

Meanwhile, record eight-time African champions lost against Kenya’s prisons in the third-place playoff 3-2. The Reds won the first set 25-13 and the third set 25-20, and lost the second and fourth sets 10-25 and 22-25, before losing the tiebreaker 10-15.

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