GSU shot down in Egypt

General Service Unit (GSU) on Wednesday lost in straight sets to hosts Geish, in their opening volleyball match of the men’s Africa Club Championship in Cairo.

Thursday March 24 2016

Stephen Mathenge (left) of GSU in a past Kenya Volleyball Federation league match. GSU were crushed 3-0 by Egypt’s Geish in their opening Africa Club Championships match in Cairo on March 23, 2016. PHOTO | FILE |

Stephen Mathenge (left) of GSU in a past Kenya Volleyball Federation league match. GSU were crushed 3-0 by Egypt’s Geish in their opening Africa Club Championships match in Cairo on March 23, 2016. PHOTO | FILE |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

By DAVID KWALIMWA
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General Service Unit (GSU) on Wednesday lost in straight sets of 25-12, 25-12 and 25-21 to hosts Geish, in their opening volleyball match of the men’s Africa Club Championship in Cairo.

This was, as expected, a tough contest for the Kenyan champions, who were forced onto the back foot from the opening set by the competition’s newcomers at a packed Cairo Sports Complex.

The audience included the African Volleyball Federation president Amr Elwani.

Geish, who are top of the Egyptian league, transferred their recent rich vein of form to this match.

The Kenyans faced consistent challenges in handling Geish’s outside hitters, a situation that ultimately cost them the match.

The Gideon Taurus-coached side are now left in a tough situation as far as qualification to the quarter-final of this 20 team competition is concerned.

They will be hoping to redeem themselves in their next fixture against Algeria’s Setif on Thursday.

The match will be held at Cairo Sports Complex from 3pm.

GSU’s remaining fixtures are against Tunisia’s Esperance tomorrow and Cameroon’s CSVB on Saturday, with the final Group C fixture on Sunday against Mozambique Autoridade.

In other matches played at the same venue today, Madagascar’s Gendarmine beat the Republic of Congo’s DGSP 3-0 (25-19, 25-22 and 25-19).

Uganda’s Nemo Stars humbled Sudan’s El Nahda 3-0 (25-21, 25-16 and 25-16) whilst Cote d’Ivoire’s Espoir beat Ethiopia’s Wolaitta 3-0 (25-19, 25-23 and 25-23).

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