Egypt overpower Algeria for 4th Men's U21 African Championship

1 March 2015

2015 Men's U21 African Nations Championship- Day 3

 Cairo, Egypt, March 1, 2015- Egypt added a new title as they beat Algeria 3-1(25-23, 20-25, 25-22, 25-21) in the final of the Men's U21 African Nations Championship held at Eastern Company Hall in Cairo, Egypt on Sunday.

 

 This is the fourth Egyptian crown at this age category, while Algeria stayed at two titles. Tunisia is still the record holder with 9 crowns under their name.

 

 Egypt topped the 3 nation tournament with win- loss ratio of 2-0 (6 points), ahead of Algeria who dropped to 1-1 (3 points) and both teams confirmed their tickets to the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship in Tijuana and Mexicali, Mexico from September 11-20, 2015. Morocco came third with 0-2 record.

 

 The match started very competitive as both teams deployed their solid block against the other. Egypt's Hesham Yosry performed well in Position 3 to lead his team towards a wide lead 16-11 before Algeria led by Larbi Hedroug succeded to draw 23-23 before Egypt got hardly the set 25-23.

 

 Algeria played their best in the second set specially in serving through Sofiane Bouyoucef and Hedrog beside improving the recption and digging through Ibrahim Sbaibi to win 25-20.

 

 Egypt came back in the third set as the setter Ahmed El Ashry arranged the combinations using his outside hitters to win the set 25-22.

 

 Again Algeria survived in the fourth set as it went point by point till 15-15. Egypt then won the crucial points to wn the set 25-21 and the match 3-1.

 

Individual Awards

·         Best Spiker: Hamza Ouafi (MAR)

·         Best Blocker: Abdelrahman Abdalla (EGY)

·         Best Server: Mohamed Ali Elsheikh (EGY)

·         Best Receiver: Larbi Hedroug (ALG)

·         Best Libero: Ibrahim Sbaibi (ALG)

·         Best setter: Ahmed El Ashry (EGY)

·         MVP: Ahmed Diaa (EGY)

 

Results

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

1

27-Feb

EGY-MAR

3-0

25-13

25-20

25-19

 

 

75-52

1:17

400

2

28-Feb

ALG-MAR

3-1

20-25

25-20

25-16

25-15

 

95-67

1:38

300

3

1-Mar

ALG-EGY

1-3

23-25

25-20

25-22

25-21

 

91-95

1:47

600

 

Standings

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

EGY

EGYPT

3

1

1

 

1

         

6

1

6.000

166

147

1.129

2

ALG

ALGERIA

3

1

     

1

       

4

4

1.000

188

162

1.160

3

MAR

MOROCCO

 

1

 

1

         

1

 

3

MIN

119

170

0.700

 

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