APR coach ‘Lado’ pleased with team’s display

Despite APR coach Viateur Sibomana (pictured above) failing in his attempt to finish in top four at the just concluded Africa Women Club Championships in Madagascar, he was satisfied with his team’s display.

Despite APR coach Viateur Sibomana (pictured above) failing in his attempt to finish in top four at the just concluded Africa Women Club Championships in Madagascar, he was satisfied with his team’s display.

APR finished sixth after losing their ranking match to Kenya’s Pipeline on Wednesday in straight sets 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, and 25-15).

“I think we did our best to achieve our goal but our opponents were strong and experienced. We need to work hard for the future and we have learned a lot, but we have a lot of work to do to get where we want to be,” he said. The team returns home on Tuesday (today).

Kenya Prisons became the Women’s African club champions for a record four times after proving too good for Algeria’s GS Petroliers, beating them in a groundbreaking five-set encounter 3-2 (25-21, 20-25, 25-19, 20-25, 15-6) at Palais des Sport in Antananarivo, Madagascar on Friday.

Prisons booked fourth consecutive FIVB Club World Championship ticket after 2010, 2011 and 2012. They will appear again in the elite event to be hosted in Switzerland from October 8-13, 2013.  

Prisons added to their titles won in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012 with a final victory over Algerian side that, despite their obvious talent, had no answer to opponents playing at the top of their game.

Al Ahly (Egypt) clinched the bronze medal following their straight sets victory against MB Bejaia (Algeria) (3-0-(25-21, 25-19, 25-21) in the third place match after 75 minutes.

Final Ranking
1.      Prisons (Ken)
2.      GS Petroliers (Alg)
3.      Al Ahly (Egy)
4.      MB Bejaia (Alg)
5.      Pipeline (Ken)
6.      APR (Rwa)
7.      FAP (Cam)
8.      Ndejje University (Uga)

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