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VOLLEYBALL: Al Ahly, El-Gaish set up all-Egyptian final

Ahly volleyball

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Egyptian side will face fellow countrymen Tala’a El-Gaish in the 2018 African Championship final.

The Red Devils made it to the final after beating Alexandria-based Smouha with thee clear sets in the semi-final held in Cairo. Al Ahly earned easy wins in the first and second sets as they won 25-14 and 25-13.

The Alexandrian team tried to make a comeback in the third set but Al Ahly emerged victorious 25-23 to secure their spot in the final for the 18th time in history.

Tala'a El-Gaish

CAVB

The other semi-final saw El-Gaish defeat Libyan club Asswehly 3-1. The Egyptian team won the first set 25-17, then earned a close 25-22 win in the second set.

The Libyan team pulled one back as they won 22-25 in the third set before El-Gaish sealed the victory with a tough 27-25 win in the fourth set to reach the final for the third time ever.

Al Ahly will face El-Gaish in the final of the African tournament on Thursday, following Smouha’s bronze medal game against Asswehly.

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