Al Rayyan SC from Qatar emerged victorious at the West Asian Men’s Volleyball Championship for the second consecutive time, defeating Al Kuwait SC in a straight-set final at the Sohar Sports Complex Hall, Oman. The match ended with scores of 25-18, 25-22, 25-13 in favor of Al Rayyan SC, marking their continued dominance in the regional volleyball scene.
This win adds to Al Rayyan’s impressive list of achievements, including a historic silver at the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship in Brazil. Their victory in Oman successfully defends their title, which they first claimed in the inaugural championship held in Amman, Jordan, last year.
Al Rayyan’s journey to the final was marked by a solid performance in the semifinals where they overcame Al Ahly of Bahrain with a 3-1 victory, while Al Kuwait SC secured their spot by narrowly defeating Al Arabi SC, a team that was previously favored to win due to its top position in the Qatar Championship and a strengthened roster. However, Al Rayyan’s triumph in the face of injury challenges before the competition highlights their resilience and skill.
Al Arabi SC, despite being a favorite, settled for the bronze medal after a tightly contested match against Al Ahly, ending with a scoreline of 3-2 (25-18, 25-16, 23-25, 23-25,15-11) in the third-place match.