Nigeria capture Boys African Games title

24 July 2018

2018 Youth African Games- Boys Finals



 Alger, Algeria, July 24, 2018- Nigeria Boys team marked the first volleyball title for their Nation since 2003 as they overcame Egypt 3-2 (25-23, 14-25, 25-23, 14-25, 16-14) to claim the 2018 Boys Youth African Games crown in Alger, Algeria on Tuesday.


After the final, CAVB President Dr Amr Elwani accompanied with the guests of honour led by the Algerian Olympic Committee President Mustapha Beraf hounered the winners with the gold medals and the African Cup as the competition also doubles as the 2018 Boys U19 African Nations Championship.


 After thrilling performance that made the fans on their toes for more than 2 hours, Nigeria led in the first set using the Egyptian defensive mistakes. Egypt dominated completely the second set to win widely 25-14. Again, Nigeria was superior in the third set to lead 2-1 before Egypt again regain their attacking strategy to draw 2-2. The Nigerian players were more stable in the tiebreak to win 16-14 after epic performance.   


 Tunisia boys took on hosts Algeria 3-0 (25-16, 28-26, 25-14) in the bronze medal match. Tunisia concluded the competition in the third place leaving Algeria in the fourth place.


Boys Final Ranking

1. Nigeria

2. Egypt

3. Tunisia

4. Algeria

5. Gambia

6. Cameroon





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