Prisons set up Smouha quarters date in Cairo


Prisons set up Smouha quarters date in Cairo

In Summary

  • Kenya Prisons will face Egypt's Smouha in the quarter-finals of the men's African Volleyball Championship on Monday after finishing runners-up in Pool C of the continental competitions
  • Prisons rounded up their preliminary matches with a straight sets victory (25-16, 25-7, 25-21) over Rukinzo of Burundi at the Al Ahly Sports Complex in Cairo on Saturday to set up a last eight showdown against the Egyptians

Kenya Prisons will face Egypt’s Smouha in the quarter-finals of the men’s African Volleyball Championship on Monday after finishing runners-up in Pool C of the continental competitions.

Prisons rounded up their preliminary matches with a straight sets victory (25-16, 25-7, 25-21) over Rukinzo of Burundi at the Al Ahly Sports Complex in Cairo on Saturday to set up a last eight showdown against the Egyptians.

They finished second on eleven points behind Libya’s national champions Swehly who topped the pool on 14 points while Smouha emerged Pool B winners.

In a post-match reflections, the 2011 finalists head coach David Lung’aho praised his charges for the win adding that their target remains a podium finish.

“The motivation in the team is very high and we are getting better everyday. Now we have tricky last eight tie but I’m confident my boys will do it, ” he said.

Defending champions and hosts Al Ahly of Egypt will square it against Libya’s Asaria ,Nemo stars from Uganda take on Al Ahly Tripoli of Libya while Swehly will tackle Etihad in an all Libyan affair.

Meanwhile , Prisons’ countrymen General Service Unit (GSU) crashed out of the annual competition after finishing third behind fast-rising Nemo Stars of Uganda and Libya’s Asaria who sailed through in pool ‘D’.

Quarter Finals

Al Ahly (Egypt) Vs Asaria (Libya)

Nemo Stars (Uganda) Vs Al Ahly Tripoli (Libya)

Prisons Kenya Vs Smouha (Egypt)

Swehly (Libya) Vs Etihad (Libya)

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