Caf CL: Jamal Stops Esperance, URA’s Opponents Through

The volleyball Cranes will sum up their CAVB zone V men All Africa games qualifiers with a fixture against minnows Burundi at the Amahoro Stade Petite.

The Cranes will only play the match for formality after succumbing to a second straight loss to Kenya on Sunday evening.

Kenya showed early intent as the team utilized their attack and exploited the Cranes’ weaknesses; winning the first set by 25-22 followed by 25-20 and 25-18 in the second and third sets respectively.

“Uganda were tougher than Burundi. They put us under a lot of pressure but because of experience we came out to top, cure ” Kenyan coach Omondi told one of their local media.

Kenya will now square it out with Rwanda for the lone ticket to the continental showpiece in Congo Brazaville later in September.

Both teams have won two games against Uganda and Burundi tied at six points each.  But will renew a four year old rivalry after Rwanda eliminated them in the same qualifier at the same stadium four years ago.

Uganda and Burundi will look for their only win of the tourney at 5Pm before Kenya and Rwanda close the three-day event.

Full fixtures;

Saturday 2nd May 2015

1700hrs: Kenya 3-0 Burundi [25-14, 25-13, 25-20]

1900hrs: Uganda 2-3 Rwanda [25-19, 25-23, 23-25, 15-25, 13-15]

Sunday 3rd May 2015

1700hrs: Kenya 3-0 Uganda [25-22, 25-20, 25-18]

1900hrs: Rwanda 3-0 Burundi [25-14, 25-20, 25-18]

Monday 4th 2015

1700hrs: Uganda – Burundi

1900hrs: Kenya – Rwanda

Ugandan international and former KCC FC custodian, price Salim Magoola Jamal was the star of the match when his Sudanese based club, dosage El Merreikh qualified for the Caf champions’ league group stage at the expense of Tunisian giants, Esperance.

Despite falling by a 2-1margin at the Stade Olympique De Rades in Tunis, the team qualified on the basis of away goal rule after the game fixture ended in a two all draw in aggregate.

El Merreikh got their only goal through Ahmed Dufor in the 14th minute while Camerounian Yannick N’Djeng and Arbi Jabeuri scored the others.

The CECAFA club defending champions will wait till Tuesday 5th May to know their next opponents while Esperance will play in the CAF confederation cup.

El Merreikh’s local opponents El Hilal also went through after seeing off Congolese side, Sanga Balende by a one goal margin in each of the two fixtures.

Elsewhere, URA’s CAF opponents Orlando Pirates progressed to the next level of the Confederation cup after edging Gabonese side CF Mounana by an aggregate of 5-2 while Tanzanian bigwigs, Young Africans SC were dumped out of the competition following a 1-0 defeat in the hands of Tunisia’s Etoile Du Sahel. The Tanzanians had fought to a one all draw in Dar Es Salam a fortnight ago.

In Uganda,

The winner of the league represents the country in the Caf Champions league while Uganda cup winner goes for confederation. KCC Fc and URA Fc represented Uganda in the respective competitions but were dumped out in the preliminary rounds.



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