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Al Nasser take on Muharraq in volleyball league final.

DEFENDING champions Muharraq will take on Al Nasser in a final rematch in the 2011/12 Bahrain First Division Volleyball League, after defeating Dar Kulaib 3-0 (25-23, 25-17, 25-23) in the semi-final at Isa Sports City's Gym in Riffa.

The final is scheduled for Saturday at 7pm.

In the semi-final, played for over one hour and 10 minutes, Muharraq produced one of their best performances in the season with a well-organised teamwork to edge title contenders Dar Kulaib in straight sets to top Group 'A' with 11 points from four matches.

Both teams headed into the match sharing the lead in this three-team group with eight points each from three matches. The group also featured Al Najma, who finished third with five points.

Bahrain national volleyball team star Fadel Abbas was again the hero for the victors, scoring most of his team's points to complete the final cast.

Muharraq, under veteran tactician Mohammed Al Murbarti, were also spearheaded by Cuban giant Pedro Ortiz, besides local talents like playmaker Emad Salman, Abdulla Al Nejdi, Rashid Ahmed, Mahmood Al Afy, Ebrahim Nesaif, and libero Rashid Al Haiki.

For Dar Kulaib, Mirza Abdulla was their main gunner, making the bulk of scoring in the game. The team in violet jerseys also comprised playmaker Mahmood Hassan, Mohammed Ebrahim, Ali Ebrahim, Ali Hamza, Ayman Haroona and libero Ali Khairalla.

Al Nasser, runners-up in last year's edition, punched their ticket as group winners with four victories in as many matches. They were followed by Al Ahli and East Riffa in second and third places, respectively.

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Publication:Gulf Daily News (Manama, Bahrain)
Date:May 22, 2012
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