Tunisia complete semifinal line up at Men's African Nations Championship

26 July 2015

Cairo, Egypt, July 26, 2015- Tunisia completed the semifinal line up at 2015 Men's African Nations championship after they overpowered Morocco 3-1 (25-19, 16-25, 25-22, 29-27) in Day 5 of the competition held at Cairo Stadium Complex in Cairo, Egypt on Saturday.

 

 Now Tunisia joined the already qualified Egypt and Algeria from Pool A and Morocco from Pool B earlier in the competition.

 

 Defending champions Egypt, leaders of Pool A face Morocco second of Pool B and Tunisia, top of Pool B meet Algeria second of Pool A in the semifinal of the competition on Tuesday.

 

 At the End of the preliminary round Egypt led Pool A with 8 points from 3-0, followed by Algeria second with 7 points from 2-1. Kenya came third with 3 points from 1-2 and Botswana finished fourth with 0-3. 

 

 Tunisia led Pool B with 10 points from 3-1 followed by Morocco 9 points from 3-1. Cameroon came third (8 point, 3-1), then Rwanda 4th (3 points, 1-3) and Mauritius 5th (0, 0-4).

 

 Tuesday features also two matches in the play off 5 to 8 positions as Kenya play Rwanda and Cameroon take on Botswana.

 

 The African championship will qualify 2 African teams for the 2015 FIVB Men's World Cup in Japan September 8 to 23, 2015 as the finalists will secure their tickets to the prestigious event. 

 

Pool B

Tunisia v Morocco 3-1 (25-19, 16-25, 25-22, 29-27)

 

Tunisia overwhelmed Morocco 3-1 (25-19, 16-25, 25-22, 29-27) in Pool B decider lasting minutes. Tunisia led the pool with 3-1 record (10 Pts), while Morocco came second with 3-1 (9pts). Mohamed Hachdadi led the match scorer with 25 points as the best scorer of the day for the third day in a row. Marouen Garci led Tunisian scorers with 20 points. 

 

The match was very exciting specially when Morocco draw 1-1 in sets as Tunisia regained the rhythm led by Garci to win the third and fourth sets in their way to a 3-1 victory.

 

Cameroon v Rwanda 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-17)

 

Cameroon beat Rwanda 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-17) in Pool B match lasting 75 minutes to improve their win- loss ratio to 4-1 with 8 points. Rwanda dropped to 1-3 to finish fourth of the pool. Jean Ndaki was the top scorer of Cameroon team with 12 points followed by Olivier Nongoni with 11 points. Guma Yakan led Rwanda and match scorers with 14 points.

 

Semifinal Programme on July 28, 2015

Semifinal 1-4

18:00    Egypt  1st A x 2nd B Morocco

16:00    Tunisia 1st B x 2nd A Algeria

 

Play off 5-8 Positions

12:00    Kenya 3rd A x 4th B Rwanda

14:00    Cameroon 3rd B x 4th A Botswana

 

2015 Men's African Nations Championship- Top performances

 

Top Scoring Performances

30 - Jean Ndaki of Cameroon v Tunisia (July 23)

27 - Mohamed Hachdadi of Morocco v Cameroon (July 24)

25 - Mohamed Hachdadi of Morocco v Tunisia (July 26)

23 - Mohamed Hachdadi of Morocco v Mauritius (July 25) 

22 - Jean Ndaki of Cameroon v Morocco (July 24)

20 - Marouen Garci of Tunisia v Morocco (July 26)

20 – Mohammed Hachdadi of Morocco v Rwanda (July 22)

19 - Toufik Mahdjoubi of Algeria v Botswana (July 23)

19 - Ahmed Salah of Egypt v Algeria (July 25)

18 - Elyes Karamosli of Tunisia v Cameroon (July 23)

17 - Michael Chemos of Kenya v Algeria (July 24)

16 - Ayoub Dikkiche of Algeria v Egypt (July 25)

16 - Mohamed Chikhi of Algeria v Kenya (July 24)

16 - Toufik Mahdjoubi of Algeria v Kenya (July 24)

16 - Marouane Garci of Tunisia v Cameroon (July 23)

14 - Guma Yakan of Rwanda v Mauritius (July 23)

14 - Christophe Mukunzi of Rwanda v Mauritius (July 23)

14 - Alfred Mandez of Mauritius v Rwanda (July 23) 

 

Top Blocking Performances

6 - Mohamed Hachdadi of Morocco v Mauritius (July 25)

5 - Nongni Mefani of Cameroon v Morocco (July 24)

4 - Marchal Kwizera of Rwanda v Cameroon (July 26)

4 - Sofiane Bouyoucef of Algeria v Egypt (July 25)

4 - Mohamed Hachdadi of Morocco v Cameroon (July 24)

4 - Kamal Ouali of Morocco v Cameroon (July 24)

4 - Skander Ben Tara of Tunisia v Mauritius (July 24)

4-  Skander Ben Tara of Tunisia v Cameroon (July 23)

4 - Mohamed Chikhi of Algeria v Botswana (July 23)

4 – Zouhair Elgaraoui of Morocco v Rwanda (July 22)

4 – Mohammed Hachdadi of Morocco v Rwanda (July 22)

 

Top Blocking Performances by Team

16 – Morocco v Rwanda (July 22)

14 - Tunisia v Morocco (July 26)

13 - Morocco v Cameroon (July 24)

13 - Cameroon v Morocco (July 24)

12 - Tunisia v Mauritius (July 24)

12 - Tunisia v Cameroon (July 23)

12 - Cameroon v Tunisia (July 23)

11 – Cameroon v Mauritius (July 22)

 

Top Serving Performances

4 - Toufik Mahdjoubi of Algeria v Botswana (July 23)

3 - Ivan Nsabimana of Rwanda v Tunisia (July 25)

3 - Sofiane Bouyoucef of Algeria v Kenya (July 24)

3 - Khalid Ben Slimane of Tunisia v Cameroon (July 23)

3 - Hossam Youssef of Egypt v Kenya (July 22)

3 – Mohammed Hachdadi of Morocco v Rwanda (July 22)

3 – Mohammed Hachdadi of Morocco v Mauritius(July 25)

 

Top Serving Performances by Team

9 - Egypt v Kenya (July 22)

7 - Tunisia v Mauritius (July 24)

7 - Algeria v Botswana (July 23)

5 - Tunisia v Cameroon (July 23)

5 - Cameroon v Tunisia (July 23)

4 – Morocco v Rwanda (July 22)

4 - Rwanda v Morocco (July 22)

4 - Tunisia v Rwanda (July 25)

4 - Rwanda v Tunisia (July 25)

 

Highest Scorer by Round

Day 1: 20 – Mohammed Hachdadi of Morocco v Rwanda (July 22)

Day 2: 30 - Jean Ndaki of Cameroon v Tunisia (July 23)

Day 3: 27 - Mohamed Hachdadi of Morocco v Cameroon (July 24)

Day 4: 23 - Mohamed Hachdadi of Morocco v Mauritius (July 25)

Day 5: 25 - Mohamed Hachdadi of Morocco v Tunisia (July 26)

 

Highest Set Score

Day 1: Morocco v Rwanda, 25-23 (July 22)

Day 2: Rwanda v Mauritius 26-24 (July 23)

Day 3: Morocco v Cameroon 30-28 (July 24)

Day 4: Morocco v Mauritius  28-26 (July 25)

Day 5: Tunisia v Morocco 29-27 (July 26)

 

Highest Scoring Matches

Day 1: Cameroon v Mauritius (July 22) 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-18) – 133 points

Day 2: Cameroon v Tunisia (July 23) 3-2 (25-23, 12-25, 21-25, 25-22, 15-12) - 205 points

Day 3: Cameroon v Morocco (July 24) 3-1 (25-18, 21-25, 30-28, 25-21) - 193 points

Day 4: Egypt v Algeria  (July 25) 3-2 (24-26, 25-19 ,25-20, 22-25, 15-10) - 211 Points

Day 5: Tunisia v Morocco (July 26) 3-1 (25-19, 16-25, 25-22, 29-27) - 188 points