Monastir, Tunisia, April 4, 2017 – The 2017 African Women’s Club Championship is set to kick-off on April 6, with a colourful and distinctly African-style opening ceremony at Ksar Hellal Jammel.
Hosts Carthage of Tunisia, Al Ahly and Shams of Egypt, Prisons and Pipeline of Kenya lead the cast of participants revving up for the race for the new queens of African club volleyball.
Asec Mimosas of Ivory Coast, University of Zimbabwe, Ndejje University of Uganda and Arsu of Seychelles will make their debut in the competition this year.
Last year, Al Ahly defeated Carthage in the five-set final, at the same time, breaking the winning streak of Kenya Pipeline. The Egyptian club is the most successful side in club championship history with eight titles. Kenya, however, remain the most successful nation with a total of 13 titles – seven for Pipeline, five for Prisons and one for Telkom Kenya.