Tehran, Iran, February 14, 2019 – In-form Esfahan Zob Ahan proved to be the best among all challengers in the Iran Women’s Super League to represent Iran at a highly-competitive 2019 Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship in China.
A total of six teams tested their mettle in the Super League, but only Zob Ahan and Tehran Paykan were traditional clubs, with the former picking up silver and the latter sealing their first title in the previous season.
At the season-ending campaign on Wednesday, Zob Ahan, beating Namino in their final match, and Paykan had the similar performances with 27 points from 9 wins against one loss. However, Zob Ahan fared better regarding ratio and average to reign supreme.
The final standing of the Iran Women’s Super League saw Esfahan Zob Ahan emerge as the champions, with Tehran in second place overall. Esfahan Namino, Babolsar Toopka, Caspian Mabna Tejarat and Semnan Sbabrdari finished 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th places respectively.
Zob Ahan will represent Iran in the 2019 Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship, which will be held in Tianjin, China from April 27 to May 5. There, Zob Ahan will challenge other 10 strong teams from hosts China, Hong Kong China, Japan, Kazakhstan, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Chinese Taipei and Vietnam.
Last year, Iran’s Paykan Tehran finished 6th in the Asian Women’s Club Championship in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan. Thailand’s Supreme Chonburi won back-to-back Asian Club titles.
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