Tunis, Tunisia, April 21, 2016 – A record number of 17 teams will participate in the 2016 African Women’s Club Championship, which is slated on April 22 to 30.
The drawing of lots ceremony was held on Friday in the presence of CAVB president Dr. Amr Elwani, Tunisia Volleyball president Mounir Benslimane and CAVB first vice-president Mory Keita.
Pool A consists of Carthage of Tunisia, Ndejje of Uganda, Revenue of Rwanda and Bejaia of Algeria. Ahly of Egypt, Sfax of Tunisia, Wilaya Bejaia of Algeria and Bafia of Cameroon were drawn in Pool B, while Pipeline of Kenya, FAP of Cameroon, GSP of Algeria and Police of Ghana were drawn in Pool C. Egyptian club El Shams will face Prisons of Kenya, Ndella of Gabon, Jos South of Nigeria and Injis of Cameroon.
Defending champions Ahly and seven-time winners Kenya Pipeline are among the early favourites in the tournament, and among their tough are five-time winners Kenya Prisons, 2015 African Club Championship bronze medallists Carthage, Algeria’s GSP and Cameroon.
Seventeen teams will battle it out for the 2016 Women's African Club Championship when they start the programme on Friday making a great record of participating teams in the history of the competition since its beginning in 1986.