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Volleyball: Al Ahly crowned African champions after win over El-Geish

Volleyball: Al Ahly crowned African champions after win over El-Geish


Al Ahly’s team were crowned African champions for the 13th time in their history after beating compatriots Tala’a El Geish with a score of 3-0.

The Red Devils made it to the final after beating Alexandria-based Smouha with thee clear sets in the semi-final, while El-Geish defeat Libyan club Asswehly 3-1.

Al Ahly won the first set 25-16, but in the second set they found themselves up against a more resistant opposition, however, the Reds were still able to secure a tough 25-23 win. Finally, Al Ahly’s experience was vital in the third set, which saw them secure an easy 25-14 win.

The Cairo giants had an unbelievable tournament this year as they were able to win all their matches in the preliminary stages, before defeating the Kenyan side GSU and Smouha in the quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively.

The title becomes Al Ahly’s third one in the last four years as they managed to lift the trophy in 2017 and 2015, beating Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel on the two occasions.

It’s worth mentioning that Al Ahly’s volleyball women team have also been crowned African champions for the ninth time in their history last month after beating Tunisian side CF de Carthage 3-0 in the final.

On the other hand, El Geish have earned their second runners-up medal, having finished second in 2007 against Algeria’s MC Alger and their only title came in 2016 against Etoile du Sahel.

Egypt’s other representative, Smouha, managed to pick up the bronze medal after they were victorious over the Libyan club Asswehly with a 3-2 win.

Reporter at KingFut and a Broadcast Journalism senior at Misr International University.

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