Overview

Team profile

Ahly Sporting Club

Al-Ahly’s last appearance in the Club World Championship came in Qatar in 2011, when they qualified as champions of Africa. There they lost all three pool matches, taking a solitary point after a five-set defeat to hosts Al-Arabi. Their only other appearance in the competition came in 2010, when they also lost all three first round matches.

Al-Ahly are one of the major forces in African volleyball having won the African Club Championship 11 times. They won the 2015 edition, with Ahmed Kotb being named Most Valuable Player and Hossam Youssef receiving the Best Server award, and it was that victory that qualified them for this Club World Championship. In the 2015 African Club Championship final they defeated Esperance in the final. The Tunisian outfit had previously defeated Al-Ahly in straight sets in the final of the 2014 edition, one of five times that the Egyptian team have finished as silver medallists. The year of 2010 was a memorable one as they completed an ‘African Grand Slam’, winning the Egyptian league and cup, Arab World Cup and the African Championship. They had a perfect record over all four tournaments, winning 60 out of 60 games. They were founded in 1955 and are based in the country’s capital, Cairo.

Coach

Ahmed Zakaria Hassan Amin

Ahmed Zakaria Hassan Amin

Ahmed Zakaria Hassan Amin has had a long and extensive coaching career. It began in 1991 when he took control of the Al Ahly junior team. After spending time coaching in the United Arab Emirates, he began his first stint in charge of the Al Ahly senior team in 1999. He was assistant coach of the Egypt national team at the 2000 Olympic Games. After leaving the national setup, he returned in 2005 to work under head coach Vecelin Vukovic. When Vukovic retired in 2005 Hassan Amin replaced him and led the team at the 2008 Olympic Games, where they lost all five games. As a player he represented Egypt at the 1977 World Cup and 1978 World Championship.

Staff

  • Team Manager Khalid Mohamed Khalil Abu Zina
  • Assistant coach Mohamed Moselhy Tawfeek
  • Second Assistant Coach Mahmoud Amin Ahmed Elwazeer
  • Doctor Ehab Fakher El Din Mohamed
  • Physiotherapist Haitham Mohamed Atef El Dabe

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
Paykan Tehran
2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 0 MAX 150 120 1.250
2
UPCN San Juan
2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 3 1.000 141 135 1.044
3
Ahly Sporting Club
2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 0.000 114 150 0.760

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