Kenya's GSU, Prison out for glory in Cairo
Kenya will be represented by GSU and Kenya Prisons at this year's Africa Men Volleyball Club Championships in Cairo Egypt.
Kenya's two representatives at this year's Africa men volleyball club championships GSU and Kenya Prisons will be out to bridge the gap with a hope of a podium finish as the 38th edition of the tournament serves off in Cairo on Monday .
For close to four decades, the men's competition has mostly been dominated by North African teams over the years with the closest having been in 2011 when Kenya Prisons reached the finals.
Title record holders Al Ahly (13 titles) will be out for a record third crown in a row as they keep their eyes fixed on a 14th title this year. Ahly is the only team in this year's competition to have won the crown in the past and in the event that they fail to defend their crown , then a new team will emerge with a first crown ever.
The hosts Al Ahly have been drawn in Pool A that also has Injis from Ivory Coast , Police from Botswana , Mugher of Ethiopia and Ahly Tripoli.
Kenya Prisons has been drawn in Pool C alongside Swehly of Libya , Rukinzo from Burundi , Woliata from Ethiopia, Espoir and FAP from Cameroon.
Having finished 4th in the last edition held in Cairo, General Service Unit (GSU) headline Pool D that also features University from Zimbabwe, AS Fag of Guinea, Mwangaza from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nemostars of Uganda and Asaria from Libya.
2019 Men's African Club Championship- Drawing of lots
Pool A: Ahly (EGY)- Injis (CIV)- Police 6 (BOT)- Mugher (ETH)- Ahly Tripoli (LBA)
Pool B: Smouha (EGY)- Gisagare (RWA)- Christian (UGA)- Gendarmarie (MAD)- Etihad (LBA)
Pool C: Swehly (LBA)- Rukinzo (BDI)- Woliata (ETH)- Prisons (KEN)- Espoire (COD)- FAP (CMR)
Pool D: GSU (KEN)- University (ZIM)- AS Fag (GUI)- Mwangaza(COD)- Nemostars (UGA)- Asaria (LBA)
Africa's Men Club Championship honours history:
Ahly (Egypt) 13
CS Sfax (Tunisia) 6.
Zamalek (Egypt) 5
Espérance (Tunisia) 4
Club Africaine (Tunisia) 3.
Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia) 2
Mouloudia (Algeria) 2
Nasr Hussein Day (Algeria) 1
Al Guish (Egypt) 1