Pipeline drop out of championship after loss to Carthage

Pipeline drop out of championship after loss to Carthage

Pipeline drop out of championship after loss to Carthage

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Kenya's hopes of reclaiming the Africa volleyball club title remained elusive for the third year in a row after Kenya Champions Pipeline dropped out in the semi finals on Friday .

Pipeline fell to host team Carthage of Tunisia  and will now contest for the less prestigious  3rd and 4th position against Rwanda Revenue Authority.

The 7 times champions Kenya Pipeline lost 3-1 (21-25, 31-29, 25-23, 25-15)  to the host team in a match Pipeline exposed numerous  reception and blocking errors.

Carthage will now face defending champions Al Ahly of Egypt in the finals.Ahly overcame tournament surprise side Rwanda Revenue Authority 3-0 (25-10, 25-15, 25-9

In the classification matches , Sfax of Tunisia overwhelm Kenya Prisons 3-1 (25-17, 21-25, 27-25, 25-20) in the 5 to 8 play off.

The 5 times  champions Kenya Prison dropped out of title contention after falling to Cartage in the quarter finals.

Kenya Pipeline last won the competition in 2005 and  will have to wait longer to reclaim the crown.

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