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Ranking positions determined at Women's African Club Championship
Defending champions Kenya Prisons will compete against Algeria's GS Petroliers during the second gold-medal match at the Women's African Club Championship in Madagascar on Friday. All other standings in the competition were determined after series of matches on Thursday.
The Prisons and Petroliers won their semi finals Wednesday. GS Petroliers beat Egypt’s Ahly 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-18), while Prisons flew past MB Bejaia, of Algeria, 3-0 (25-16, 25-15, 25-22).
Friday’s match will be the second time the Prisons and GSP faced each other in finals. In 2008, the Prisons beat GSP in straight sets to clinch their first-ever trophy.
Meanwhile five-time African champions Ahly of Egypt takes on Alergia’s MB Bejaia for the bronze medal.
Here are the standings determined from Thursday’s competition:
Seven-time champions Kenya Pipeline won the fifth position after beating Rwanda’s APR 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-15).
Cameroon’s FAP clinched the seventh position after hammering Ndejje University of Uganda 3-0 (25-12, 25-19, 25-23).
Host Stef Auto of Madagascar finished ninth after defeating Ethiopia’s Water Sport 3-2 early Wednesday (25-20. 21-25, 22-25, 25-21, 16-14).
Botswana Kutlwano ended in eleventh position after taking over AS Tanda of Cote d'Ivoire after a marathon 3-2 (24-26, 22-25, 25-23, 25-22, 15-13).
Madagascar’s VBCD overwhelmed Gabon’s Manga Sport 3-0 (25-7, 25-18, 25-14) to pick up the thirteenth position.
Burundi’s Les AS was already ranked fifteenth.
Ranking 5-6 positions
Pipeline (Kenya) beat APR (Rwanda) 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-15)
Kenya Pipeline crushed Rwanda’s APR in straight sets 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-15) in 62 minutes. Pipeline’s experienced stars Asha Makuto, Janet Wanja and Ruth Jepngetich helped the team dominate. Record holders, Pipeline, finished fifth – their worst position in the past 10 years. APR ended in the sixth position.
Ranking 7-8 positions
FAP (CMR) beat Ndejje University (Uganda) 3-0 (25-12, 25-19, 25-23)
Cameroon’s FAP pulled off a straight sets victory against Uganda’s Ndejje University 3-0 (25-12, 25-19, 25-23) in 72 minutes. FAP focused on blocking and spiking to control the match while using the weak reception of the Ugandan team to score points from the services. FAP finished in the seventh position, while Ndejje University became the first Ugandan team to finish among the top eight.
Ranking 9-10 Match advanced on Wednesday
Stef Auto (MAD) beat Water Sport (ETH) 3-2 (25-20. 21-25, 22-25, 25-21, 16-14)
Ranking 11-12 positions
Kutlwano (BOT) beat AS Tanda (CIV) 3-2 (24-26, 22-25, 25-23, 25-22, 15-13)
Kutlwano of Botswana fought for two hours and 13 minutes to clinch a victory over AS Tanda of Cote d'Ivoire during the game for eleventh and twelfth ranking. The Botswana team rebounded from two sets behind to win three successive sets, including the thrilling tiebreak to capture the eleventh position, leaving Tanda in twelfth position.
Ranking 13-14 positions
VBCD (MAD) beat Manga Sport (GAB) 3-0 (25-7, 25-18, 25-14)
VB Diamand Club of Madagascar entertained their spectators with a final win against Gabon’s Manga Sport 3-0 (25-7, 25-18, 25-14) in the thirteenth and fourteenth ranking match lasting 48 minutes. The home team controlled the entire match to clinch the thirteenth position, while Manga ended in fourteenth standing.
Final and Bronze Medal Programme on April 12
18:00: Prisons (KEN) Vs GSP (ALG)
Bronze Medal match
16:00: Bejaia (ALG) Vs. Ahly (EGY)
Results and Ranking
5. Pipeline (Kenya)
6. APR (Uganda)
7. FAP (Cameroon)
8. Ndejje University (Uganda)
9. Stef Auto (Madagascar)
10. Water Sport (Ethiopia)
11. Kutlwano (Botswana)
12. AS Tanda (Cote d'Ivoire)
13. VB Diamant Club (Madagascar)
14. Manga Sport (Gabon)
15. Les AS (Burundi)
Courtois Straight Through to the Semis
12. December 98
– Pauline Courtois leads after first day