Nigeria Customs, 19 Others Battle For Africa Club Championship Crown
By Amaechi Agbo
20 clubs from various countries across Africa including Nigeria Customs Service club will battle for glory as the 2021 Men’s Africa Club Championship gets underway in Tunisia on Sunday.
The 20 teams were attracted to participate at the 2021 Men’s African Club Championship due to start in Tunis, Tunisia on Sunday April 18, 2021 in spite of the current health situation during Covid-19 pandemic.
CAVB Board led by the president Mrs Bouchra Hajij did their best in the last weeks to resume volleyball activity in the continent after about 14 months of compulsory stop due to coronavirus pandemic.
Among other African giant clubs, Esperance of Tunisia who just set the local Tunisian double of the league and cup come as one of the big contenders for the title. The four-time champions dreams a fifth crown in their homelands.
In absence of the record holders, Ahly of Egypt who earlier withdraw, their compatriot Zamalek are also great favourites with 5 titles under their name, but the last was 9 years ago in 2012,
1 Al Swehly Club SWH LBA
2 Kenya Ports Authority KPA KEN
3 Port De Douala PAD CMR
4 Rwanda Energy Group REG RWA
5 Societe Omnisport De I’Armee SOA CIV
6 VC Espoir ESP COD
7 AS Police APS COD
8 Wolaitta Dicha Sport Club WDS ETH
9 Madda Walabu University MWU ETH
10 General Service Unit GSU KEN
11 Nigeria Customs Services NCS NGR
12 Arme Patriotique Rwandaise APR RWA
13 MTC MTC TAN
14 University of Zimbabwe UZW ZIM
15 Rukinzo Volleyball Club RKZ BDI
16 Zamalek ZMC EGY
17 Nemo Stars NMO UGA
18 Esperance Sportive De Tunis EST TUN
19 Club Sportif Sfaxien CSS TUN
20 Club Olympique De Kelibia COK TUN