Al Ahli defeat Nabih Saleh in five-setter | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

  • Date: 14-Jan-2024
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Al Ahli defeat Nabih Saleh in five-setter | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN




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Al Ahli staved off a heated challenge from Nabih Saleh for a hard-earned, fiveset victory last night in the Top Six round of the 2023/2024 Isa bin Rashid Bahrain Volleyball League.
Ahli started off strong and took the two-set advantage, but Nabih Saleh rallied and forced the tie-break.
Ahli were eventually able to pull off the win with a 3-2 (25-15, 25-21, 21-25, 20-25, 15-11) score line.
A Hani Ali attack closed out the first set for Ahli, and then Nasser Anan followed suit to secure their 2-0 lead.
But Nabih Saleh did well to recover, with Nigerian professional Oyewale Oyedepo providing the winning point in set three.
They rode their momentum into the fourth set as Sayed Hashem Isa delivered a service winner to send the contest into a thrilling decider.
There, Ahli regained their edge and finally sealed the win with an Anan block. Also coming up big for Ahli in the game were Ali Ebrahim, Sayed Mohammed Al Abrar, Mahmoud Abdulhussain, Mohammed Habib, and Hassan Shakhouri For Nabih Saleh, they also had key contributions from Mohammed Jassim and Hussain Ashoor, among others. Ahli claimed their sixth win in seven matches and stayed on par with defending champions Dar Kulaib atop