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ACCH M: El Gaish new champions, best scorer of 2015 World Cup gets MVP award

by WoV
source: cavb.org; Photo: facebook.com/CAVBVolleyball

Home team El Gaish won the 2016 African Club Championship after they outplayed Tunisia’s Esperance 3-1 (25-20, 23-25, 27-25, 25-21) in exciting final in Cairo, Egypt.

El Gaish

El Gaish

This was the first continental title for El Gaish in their 6th participation after being close to gold medal twice – silver medal in 2007 and bronze in 2011. Meanwhile, Espérance sportive de Tunis, who played their 9th final, 4th in a row, lost their 2nd consecutive final, the third in the last 4 years.

Thus, El Gaish will represent Africa in the upcoming FIVB Men’s Club Championship later this year. while their player Ahmed Salah was announced MVP of the tournament. Recall that he surprised many volleyball fans by becoming the best scorer of the 2015 World Cup in Japan.

The other Egyptian team, Smouha, claimed the bronze medal after beating Swehly of Libya 3-2 (20-25, 25-21, 25-21, 18-25, 15-9).

Individual Awards

BEST SERVER: Ahmed Salah (Geish – EGY)

BEST RECIEVER: Abdel Salam Belroos (Swehly – LBA)

BEST SETTER: Mehdi Ben Cheikh (Esperance – TUN)

BEST ATTACKER: Hichem Kaabi (Esperance – TUN)

BEST BLOCKER: Mohamed Adel (Smouha – EGY)

BEST DIGGER: Mohamed Hossini (Geish – EGY)

BEST LIBERO: Saddam Hmissi (Esperance – TUN)

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Ahmed Salah (Geish – EGY)

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