In Pics: Al-Ahly wins African Volleyball Clubs Championship

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Thu, 11 Apr 2019 - 10:27 GMT

Volleyball - Men’s African Volleyball Club Championship - Final - Al Ahly v Smouha - Al Ahly Club Staduim- Cairo, Egypt - April 10, 2019 - Egypt’s Al Ahly players celebrate with the trophy after winning the final against Egypt's Smouha. REUTERS/Amr Abdall

Volleyball - Men’s African Volleyball Club Championship - Final - Al Ahly v Smouha - Al Ahly Club Staduim- Cairo, Egypt - April 10, 2019 - Egypt’s Al Ahly players celebrate with the trophy after winning the final against Egypt's Smouha. REUTERS/Amr Abdall

CAIRO – 11 April 2019: Al-Ahly Men’s Volleyball team defeated Smouha 3-0 on Wednesday at African Volleyball Clubs Championship final.

Al-Ahly achieved their 14th title in the competition and their fourth title in the last five years.

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Volleyball - Men’s African Volleyball Club Championship - Final - Al Ahly v Smouha - Al Ahly Club Staduim- Cairo, Egypt - April 10, 2019 - Fans of Egypt’s Al Ahly cheer during the match. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh


Al-Ahly dominated the game from the start and won the three sets 25-17, 25-23 and 25-19 respectively.

“I want to thank our fans who supported us during the tournament and they are the secret behind achieving the title.” Al-Ahly’s Abdallah Abdel Salah, said after the game.

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Volleyball - Men’s African Volleyball Club Championship - Final - Al Ahly v Smouha - Al Ahly Club Staduim- Cairo, Egypt - April 10, 2019 - Egypt’s Al Ahly players celebrate after winning the final against Egypt's Smouha. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh


Al-Ahly manager, Mohamed Mselhi, revealed his happiness after winning the title, saying “It was a tough tournament and we did everything we can to win the title. The players showed perseverance and persistence to make our fans happy.”

Al-Ahly’s Ahmed Salah sets a new record as he achieved his seventh title at the competition more than any team in Africa but Al-Ahly.

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Volleyball - Men’s African Volleyball Club Championship - Final - Al Ahly v Smouha - Al Ahly Club Staduim- Cairo, Egypt - April 10, 2019 - Egypt’s Al Ahly President Mahmoud al-Khatib celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Egypt's Smouha. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh


Salah won six titles with Al-Ahly in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2011 and 2019 beside achieving 2016 title during his team at El Gaish.

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