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Tunisia Outclass Egypt For Men’s U21 African Volleyball Title

Tunisia took on Egypt 3-1 (16-25, 25-10, 25-23, 25-22) in the 2018 Men’s U21 African Nations Championship’s final in Abuja, Nigeria on Wednesday to clinch their tenth title in this age category.

Morocco won the bronze medal after they cruised past struggling Rwanda 3-1 (25-14, 27-29, 25-16, 31-29) in the third place match.

The winners with the officials

After the match CAVB President Dr Amr Elwani accompanied by CAVB Vice-President and Nigeria Olympic Committee President Habu Gumel honoured the winners Tunisia with the cup and gold medals.

Tunisia maintained their record in this competition with 10 titles ahead of Egypt (4), Algeria (3) and Morocco (1)

CAVB Technical Director Howyda Mondy

Final Results

Final: Tunisia v Egypt 3-1 (16-25, 25-10, 25-23, 25-22)

Bronze medal: Morocco v Rwanda 3-1 (25-14, 27-29, 25-16, 31-29)

Tunisia crowned African Champions

Final Ranking

1. Tunisia

2. Egypt

3. Morocco

4. Rwanda

5. Nigeria

6. RD Congo

7. Cameroon

8. Chad

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Rwanda Complete Semifinal Line Up At 2018 Men’s U21 African Nations Volleyball Championship

The regular dark horses Rwanda completed the semifinal line up at the 2018 Men’s U21 African Nations Championship following their exciting victory over Cameroon 3-2 (25-21, 25-19, 23-25, 22-25, 15-12) on day 3 of competition held in Abuja, Nigeria on Friday to join the already qualified Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco.

Rwanda improved their win loss ratio to 2-1 at the end of the preliminary round to finish in the second place of Pool A. Tunisia led the pool with a third victory over Nigeria 3-0 (25-17, 32-30, 25-16) to finish with a perfect 3-0 record.

In Pool B Egypt led after a third victory over Morocco 3-1 (25-13, 18-25, 25-20, 25-14), but the losers qualify to the semifinal as second of the pool. RDC upset Chad 3-1 (25-23, 13-25, 25-21, 25-14) in the last match of the first round.

Tunisia face Morocco on Sunday in the first semifinal, Rwanda line up against Egypt in the second semis.

Day 3 Results

Pool A: Rwanda v Cameroon 3-2 (25-21, 25-19, 23-25, 22-25, 15-12)

Tunisia v Nigeria 3-0 (25-17, 32-30, 25-16)

Pool B: Egypt v Morocco 3-1 (25-13, 18-25, 25-20, 25-14)

Congo RD v Chad 3-1 (25-23, 13-25, 25-21, 25-14)

Semifinal Programme

Semifinal 1-4

Tunisia v Morocco

Rwanda v Egypt

Play off 5-8

Nigeria v Chad

Cameroon v RDC

Mozambique Local Qualifiers for Zone 6 Club Volleyball Championship Underway

Mozambique Volleyball National Championship started this weekend in presence of representatives from 4 provinces in Maputo.

The competition comprises of 220 players representing senior men and women teams as well as Under 19.

Senior Men and Women teams are divided in 2 pools and the top 2 of each pool will proceed to the semi finals where the winners will play in the final. The finals will be played in a Playoff format of 3 matches (best of 3 matches).

The top 2 teams book their tickets to Zone 6 Club Volleyball Championship.

Nigeria, Egypt, Cameroon and Rwanda Through To Semifinal Of Women’s U20 African Nations Volleyball Championship

The semifinal framework for the 2018 Women’s U20 African Nations Volleyball Championship as been confirmed as Cameroon, Nigeria (Pool A), Egypt and Rwanda (Pool B) made their way to the final 4 of the competition.

In Pool A Cameroon beat Kenya 3-1 (20-25, 25-19,25-23, 29-27) to lead the pool with the full marks 3-0, while Kenya dropped to 1-2 to finish third. Nigeria overwhelmed Tanzania 3-1 (25-22, 25-16, 18-25, 25-15) to finish second with 2-1, while the losers dropped to 0-3.

In Pool B Rwanda overpowered Congo DR 3-0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-23) to finish second to Egypt who led the pool undefeated.

Mauritius took on Uganda 3-0 (25-13, 25-21, 25-10) to finish 4th with 2-2 record. After Egypt (4-0), three teams were level Rwanda, Congo and Mauritius and they were ranked according their set ratio.

Cameroon meet Rwanda, while Egypt face Nigeria in the semifinal of the competition where the winners will confirm World Championship spot.

Kenya To Play Tanzania in Women’s U20 African Volleyball Championship Opening

A record of 9 teams will be competing for the 2018 Women’s U20 African Nations Volleyball Championship due to start in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi on today.

The drawing of lots took place on Saturday in the presence of CAVB President Dr Amr Elwani where the teams were divided into 2 preliminary pools as follows:

2017 Women U20 Volleyball champions Egypt.

Pool A: Kenya – Tanzania – Nigeria – Cameroon

Pool B: Egypt – Uganda – Mauritius – Congo DR – Rwanda

Hosts Kenya face Tanzania on the opening day Pool A encounter, while Pool B features two face offs as Mauritius play Congo and Egypt meet Uganda.

The top two teams of each pool will proceed to the semifinal where Pool A winners meet 2nd of Pool B runner up and Pool B winners against Pool A runner up.

Egypt and Tunisia To Host Age Grade World Volleyball Championships

African Volleyball was honoured as giants Egypt and Tunisia were granted the hosting rights for 2 age grade World Championships in 2019 as declared by the World Volleyball governing body “FIVB” this week.

Tunisia will host the 2019 Boys’ U19 World Championship, while Egypt will host the Girls’ U18 counterparts.

The decision coincides with the FIVB’s new policy of supporting promising national federations, and also confirms FIVB President Dr Ary Graca’s strategy of encouraging African development.

Egypt and Tunisia To Host Age Grade World Volleyball Championships

The strategy started early in 2017, when Elwani accompanied the FIVB President Dr Ary Graca to meet the Tunisian Parliament speaker Mohamed Elnaser during their visit to Tunisia to support the candidature of the country to host the 2019 FIVB Boys U19 World championship.

On the other hand after the great success for the Egyptian Volleyball Federation in hosting last year’s Men’s U23 World Championship, the FIVB has given a boost to the North African country to host the Girls’ U18 World Championship in the huge Cairo Stadium Complex which has a 30.000 spectator capacity.

Egypt and Tunisia To Host Age Grade World Volleyball Championships

The FIVB delegation led by the FIVB President, Dr. Ary S. Graça F° and CAVB President Dr Amr Elwani held a productive meeting with the governor of South Sinai, Mayor of Sharm El Sheikh Khaled Fouda, ahead of the FIVB Executive Committee and Board of Administration meetings in Sharm Elsheikh on May 2 to 4, 2018.

Egypt and Tunisia To Host Age Grade World Volleyball Championships

The Egyptian governor and CAVB President Dr Amr Elwani expressed their strong interest in hosting beach volleyball events in Sharm El Sheikh, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Egypt as well as supporting the Egyptian bid to host the 2019 Girls’ U18 World Championship, which was finally a success.

8 Teams Confirmed For Women’s U20 African Volleyball Championship

Eight teams have confirmed their participation at the 2018 Women’s U20 African Nations Championship due to start in Nairobi, Kenya on August 26 and continue to September 2, 2018.

The confirmed teams are hosts Kenya, defending champions Egypt along with DR Congo, Rwanda, Mauritius, Cameroon, Nigeria and Uganda. Tanzania and Guinea are still pending to take part in the competition.

Egypt won the last edition in 2017 after beating Tunisia in the play off 3-0 and 3-1. After Algeria won the first edition in 2002 hosted by Tunisia, the Egyptian team swept the title for the following seven consecutive times.

The competition will act also as a qualifier for the FIVB World Championship of this age category.