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Al Ahli claim first win in West Asian volleyball

TDT | Manama                                                      

The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com

Bahrain’s Al Ahli Club posted their first victory of the second West Asian Men‘s Clubs Volleyball Championship in Muscat last night after defeating home side Sohar SC 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-19).

The Bahrainis bounced back from an opening day loss against Al Arabi SC of Qatar in straight sets on Saturday.

The Kingdom’s representatives have now taken one step closer to securing a place in the tournament’s quarter-finals.

Ahli were spearheaded last night by top players Ali Ebrahim, Nasser Anan, Mohammed Anan, Sayed Mohammed Al Abrar, Mahmoud Abdulhussain, Mohammed Habib, Hassan Shakhouri, Montenegro professional Marko Vukasinovic, and Mahmood Alafia, who they have loaned from Muharraq Club for this competition.

Ahli are back in action tonight when they face off with Shabab Al Hussain of Jordan at 7pm, and then complete their preliminary round campaign tomorrow against Kuwait SC at 11am.

All times are Bahrain. Ahli are in Group B for the first stage and they must finish amongst the top four teams after a single round-robin to advance to the last eight.

Group A features Al Rayyan SC of Qatar, Al Ibtisam of Saudi Arabia, Seeb Club of Oman, Baniyas SC of the UAE and Qadsia SC of Kuwait.

The tournament is scheduled to continue until February 12. The quarters are scheduled for Friday, and then the semi-finals will be held the next day.

The final and match for third place is currently slated for Sunday