Reprieve as Pipeline, Prisons land ‘easy’ looking pools


The Kenya Prisons celebrate their victory. (PHOTO/CAVB)
(FILE)The Kenya Prisons celebrate their victory. (PHOTO/CAVB)

In Summary

  • Volleyball bigwigs Kenya Pipeline and Kenya Prisons have been drawn in relatively easy looking group 'C' and 'D' respectively in the draws conducted on Monday.
  • The draws took place Monday afternoon in Cairo, Egypt.
  • The 2018 CAVB Women African Club championship serves off from  March  6 -15 in the Egyptian capital.

Volleyball bigwigs Kenya Pipeline and Kenya Prisons have been drawn in relatively easy looking group ‘C’ and ‘D’ respectively in the draws conducted on Monday afternoon in Cairo, Egypt for this year’s CAVB Women African Club championship which serves off from  March  6 -15 in the Egyptian capital

Seven-time winners Kenya Pipeline were paired with Shams of Egy pt ,FAP of Cameroon, DGSP of Congo and Vision of Uganda, while the David Lunga’ho led  Kenya Prisons were paired with Injs of Cameroon, Dounes of Burkina Faso, Customs of Nigeria and Asec of Cote d’I vore.

Defending Champions CF Carthage of Tunisia will start their title defence against Harare City of Zimbabwe, Chlef of Nigeria, BDF of Botswana and Bafia of Cameroon in pool ‘B’ as the record holders and  host club Al-Ahly of Egypt confront Nkumba University of Uganda, Nyong of Cameroon and Revenue from Rwanda in pool ‘A’

Kenya Pipeline team celebrate winning at the Hellal Halls in Monastir, Tunisia (PHOTO/COURTESY)

 

This year’s edition has a record number of 19 teams participating, unlike previous competitions where the number has been traditionally pegged at 16.

The Kenya duo landed in Cairo on Saturday and will be aiming to bag the crown which has evaded them for five years running. Prisons last lifted the crown in Antananarivo, Madagascar in 2013, while Pipeline last bagged the gong in 2005 at the Kasarani Indoor Arena, Nairobi.

Group A

Al-Ahly-Egypt

Nkumba Uni-Uganda

Nyong- Cameroon

Revenue- Rwanda

Group B

CF Carthage- Tunisia

Harare City-Zimbabwe

Chlef-Algeria

BDF- Botswana

Bafia-Cameroon

Group C

Shams-Egypt

FAP- Cameroon

Pipeline-Kenya

DGSP-Congo

Vision- Uganda

Pool D

Prisons-Kenya

INJS-Cameroon

Douanes-Burkina Fasso

Customs- Nigeria

Asec-Ivory Coast

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