File- Al-Ahly volleyball team
CAIRO – 29 March 2018: Al-Ahly faces Kenya’s Prisons on Thursday night in their third game of the Men’s African Volleyball Championship at Abdulla Al Faysal Halls.
Al-Ahly started their journey at the competition on Tuesday night; they defeated Uganda’s Nemo Stars 3-0.
Al-Ahly also achieved a 3-0 victory over Ivory Coast’s Police on Wednesday night in their second game in the group.
Al-Ahly will miss Ahmed Abdel-Aal against Prisons after he picked an injury during the game against Ivory Coast’s Police on Wednesday.
The competition draw put Al-Ahly in Group A alongside Kenya’s Prisons, Ivory Coast’s Police, Congo’s Espoir, Lesotho’s Red Skins and Uganda’s Nemo Stars.
Al-Ahly's performance in the first two games made Lesotho’s Red Skins manager, Tsepo Raletooane, consider Al-Ahly one of the strongest candidates for winning the title.
“They are a strong team with many spectacular players. I think they are the strongest candidate for winning the title,” Raletooane told Al-Ahly website on Thursday.
Al-Ahly, the title holders, hope to achieve their 13th title in the competition, as the club has a record of 12 titles.
Al-Ahly hosts the competition from March 27 to April 6.