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Pipeline join Prisons in African Club Championship quarters

In Summary

• African bronze medalists Kenyan Pipeline extended their good run with 3-0 (25-15,25-17,25-21) win against Shooting Club to storm into the quarter-final with a game to spare.

• Pipeline will now play FAP of Cameroon on Wednesday to decide who tops Pool C.

KCB's Truphosa Kipkemei spikes against sporting of Egypt players in the ongoing African Club Champions on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
KCB's Truphosa Kipkemei spikes against sporting of Egypt players in the ongoing African Club Champions on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
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Kenyan teams participating in the ongoing African Club Championship in Cairo, Egypt recorded mixed results as the event entered Day Four on Tuesday night.

African bronze medalists Kenyan Pipeline extended their good run with 3-0 (25-15,25-17,25-21) win against Shooting Club to storm into the quarter-final with a game to spare.

Pipeline will now play FAP of Cameroon on Wednesday to decide who tops Pool C as both teams have won their first two matches of the group and have six points each.

Pipeline coach Margaret Indakhala said, "Though Shooting provided resistance, it's against FAP that the rubber will meet the road. The Cameroonian side has greatly improved over the years and might be a force to reckon with. We are however optimistic we shall overcome."

Kenya Prisons who had already qualified for the quarter-final prior to the match against GSP of Algeria, succumbed to the North Africans 3-1 (15-25,25-14,23-25,22-25) and will now play El Shams of Egypt on Wednesday to wrap up their preliminary group stages matches.

The local champions are likely to do without the services of experienced left attacker Evelyne Makuto who picked a knee injury in the match against GSP.

KCB, however, failed to go past hosts Sporting losing 3-1(19-25,25-23,20-25,23-25) in their second match of group B and would now play former champions Carthage of Tunisia in their last group match.

The bankers had won their first match against DGSP of Congo 3-0 on Saturday and will strive to win against Carthage if they have to make it to the last eight.