Pipeline sails through to Club championship semis as Prisons bows down

Pipeline sails through to Club championship semis as Prisons bows down

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Tunis, Tunisia: Kenya’s hopes of clinching the 2016 edition Africa women’s Volleyball club championship that’s ongoing in Tunisia now hangs in the hands of Kenya Pipeline after their compatriot Kenya Prisons failed to book a semi-final slot.

Pipeline sailed to their third semi-final in succession by overwhelming Tunisian side Sfaxien 3-0 (25-15, 25-18, 15-25, 25-17) in the quarter final match on Thursday to remain on course for a first title since 2005.

The Japheth Munala coached charges are yet to test defeat at the championship and are now two matches shy from walking away with the tournament’s bragging rights.

However, to achieve this they will have to pull a revenge on Carthage of Tunisia who edged Kenya Prisons 3-1 (25-19, 25-22, 25-27, 25-18 at the quarter finals on Thursday.

This is the second time the two teams will be meeting in this year’s edition having met during the Pool stage where Pipeline emerged top.

In the other semi-final Rwanda Revenue Authority who made history by becoming the first Rwandan team to reach this stage thanks to a 3-1 (25-21, 10-25, 29-27, 25-18) win over Egyptian El Shams will face off with defending champions Al Ahly.

Meanwhile David Lung’aho’s Kenya Prisons who could not go past Carthage will now fight for positions 5-8 when they take on Sfaxien who coincidentally lost to Kenya Pipeline.