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By Rebecca Magoma

After crashing out in the Women’s Africa Club Championship semi-final encounter, Prisons reorganized to win a bronze medal against record champions.

Al Ahly in an exciting five-set thriller (13-25, 25-10, 20-25, 25-22, and 15-10) in the 3rd place playoff in Monastir, Tunisia on Sunday.

This was a re-match of Pool B preliminary round where the Egyptians who have won eight continental titles outclassed the Warders.

In the play-off, Ahly took the first set 25-13 with Prisons taking the second set 25-10

The 2016 champions piled more pressure to their opponents, Prisons taking the third set 25-20.

Prisons fought well as they sneaked away with the fourth set 25-22 and went ahead to win the fifth set 15-12 to bring home a bronze medal.

Prisons’ counterparts Kenya Pipeline finished fifth, the worst ever performance for Japhet Munala side.

Organizers Carthage won the 2017 title for the first time in their history in a dramatic 3-2 (16-25, 25-17, 26-24, 20-25, 15-11) victory against Dark horses Shams from Egypt.

At the same time, Kenya Pipeline sensational Edith Mukuvilani was named the best blocker in the tournament respectively.

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