Egyptian giants Ahly defeated Kenya Pipeline 3-1 (25-16, 23-25, 25-20, 28-26) to retain the 2015 Women’s African Club Volleyball Championship on Sunday in Cairo.
Ahly dominated the Kenyan side in-front of 2000 spectators; they were led by middle blocker 17-year-old Mariam Metwally in the final match that lasted 111 minutes.
Ahly started the match using the quick attacks through the efficient center Metwally to win the set 25-16. Pipeline improved their reception in the second set and used the fast attacks through Ruth Jepngetich and Tizah Atuka before winning the second set 25-23.
The host team rebounded through left attacker Sherihan Sameh doing a great role from position 4 to control the match to win the set 25-10 and lead 2-1.
The fourth set was the most exciting as the Kenyans maintained their solid block through Ruth Jepngetich and Trizah Atuka to have an early lead.
Ahly came back quickly by the second technical time out to tighten the score which went point by point till Ahly won the set 28-26 and the match 3-1.
Rwanda Revenue Authority finished on sixth position, Ugandan Vision came on seventh position while Kenya Commercial Bank finished on eleventh position.