Egypt and Tunisia book World Cup tickets

28 July 2015

         

Cairo, Egypt, July 28, 2015- Hosts Egypt and Giants Tunisia secured 2015 FIVB World Cup tickets after they won their semifinal matches against Morocco and Algeria at Men's African Nations Championship held at Cairo Stadium Complex in Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday.

 

 Egypt took on dark horses Morocco 3-0 (25-17, 28-26, 25-20), while Tunisia suffered for 121 minutes to upset Algeria 3-2 (19-25, 25-22, 27-25, 21-25, 15-12) i the other semifinal.  

 

 Egypt will take on Tunisia in African classic final on Thursday  to determine the champions of the 20th edition of the cup. Algeria face Morocco in another North African face off to determine the bronze medallists.

 

 Egyptian Minister of Sports Khalid Abdel Aziz led the guests of honour attending the matches beside CAVB President Dr Amr Elwani, Egyptian VB Fed President Foad Abdel Salam and 19 NFs presidents.

 

 The ranking matches will be held on Wednesday as Rwanda take on Cameroon for the 5th and 6th positions and Kenya meet Botswana for the 7th and 8th standings.

 

Semifinal 1-4

Egypt v Morocco 3-0 (25-17, 28-26, 25-20)

 

Egypt cruised past Morocco 3-0 (25-17, 28-26, 25-20) in the second semifinal for the 2015 Men's African Nations championship in 83 minutes. Egypt qualified to the final to meet Tunisia, while Morocco face Algeria for the bronze medal.

 

Egypt's opposite spiker Ahmed Salah led the scorers as usual with 18 points followed by Mohamed Badawy 15 points. Outside hitter Zohair Elgaraoui led Morocco's scorers with 9 points equal to Mohamed Allaoui and Mohamed Hachdadi.

 

 Egypt controlled the match from the start using the strong spike services and the tight block to win widely 25-17 in the first set. Morocco improved their blocking in second set and missed 2 set points before Egypt won hardly 28-26. The third set again showed Egyptian dominance till they won 25-20.

 

Tunisia v Algeria 3-2 (19-25, 25-22, 27-25, 21-25, 15-12)

 

Tunisia won the semifinal of Men's African Nations Champs over Algeria in grueling tiebreaker 3-2 (19-25, 25-22, 27-25, 21-25, 15-12) lasting 121 minutes.

 

 opposite Marouen Garci led Tunisian scorers with 26 points including 3 aces followed by Ismail Moalla 13 points. Middle blocker Amine Oumessad led Algeria scorers with 24 points followed by Toufik Mahdjoubi 21 points.

 

 What was amazing in the match, the Algerian performance in blocking as they gained 21 kill blocks against 13 for Tunisia. Tunisia dominated the serving with 6/3 Aces.

 

 Algeria overwhelmed the first set after they surprised Tunisia using the quick attacks through the centers specially Sofiane Bouyoucef who also succeeded to stop the Tunisian attacks through the solid block.

 

 Tunisia improved their defence and blocking and started to use the razor sharp spikes from the opposite Marouen Garci to win the second and third sets and lead 2-1. Algeria's captain Mohamed Shikhi along with opposite Toufik Mahdjoubi led Algeria to recover in the fourth set and win 25-21 to extend the match to tiebreak.

 

 The tiebreak showed Tunisia dominance at the start 3-0 and 6-3 as they maintained leading the score till they won the set 15-12.

  

Play off 5 to 8 positions

Rwanda v Kenya 3-2 (17-25, 25-22, 26-28, 25-15, 15-13)

 

Rwanda fought for two hours and came back twice from 0-1 and 1-2 to overcome Kenya 3-2 (17-25, 25-22, 26-28, 25-15, 15-13) in the play off 5 to 8 positions. Now Rwanda will play for the fifth and sixth competition, while Kenya battle for the 7th and 8th standings.

 

 Christophe Mukunzi led Rwand's scorers after he contributed 24 points for his team followed by opposite Guma Yakan 18 points, while Kenya's Micheal Chemos scored 24 points for his team as best in his side followed by Philip Maiyo 16 points.

 

 What made the difference technically was the dominance of the Rwandans in areas of blockings as they had a lead 18/11 in kill blocks, making the best team blocking performance in the competition so far. Kenya had a slim dominance in the ace services with 6/5 advantage. 

 

Cameroon v Botswana 3-0 (25-21, 25-13, 25-17)

 

Cameroon overcame Botswana 3-0 (25-21, 25-13, 25-17) in the play off 5 to 8 positions. The winners used most of the substitutes and needed nly 72 mintes to secure the victory to play for the 5 and 6 positions against Rwanda, while the losers Botswana face Kenya for the 7 and 8 positions.

 

 Carlos Wabo d Cameroon scorers with 13 points , while Kabo Moetse contributed 15 points for Botswana as the match and his team scorer.

 

 Although the absence of key stars like Jean Ndaki and Sem Dolegombai, Cameroon dominated in blocking with 9/4 ratio in kill blocks and also serving with 6/2 in Aces.

 

Ranking 5 to 8 Programme on July 29, 2015

7-8        16:00    Kenya  x Botswana

5-6        18:00    Rwanda x Kenya

 

Final 1 to 4 Programme on July 30, 2015

3-4        15:00    Morocco x Algeria

1-2        17:00    Egypt x Tunisia

 

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)

26 - Marouen Garci of Tunisia v Algeria (July 28)

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

24 - Christophe Mukunzi of Rwanda v Kenya (July 28)

24 - Michael Chemos of Kenya v Rwanda (July 28)

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 - Ahmed Salah of Egypt v Morocco (July 28)

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

8 - Marchal Kwizera of Rwanda v Kenya (July 28)

7 - Amine oumssad of Algeria v Tunisia (July 28)

7 - Skander Ben Tara of Tunisia v Algeria (July 28)

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

21 - Algeria v Tunisia (July 28)

18 - Rwanda v Kenya (July 28)

16 – Morocco v Rwanda (July 22)

14 - Tunisia v Morocco (July 26)

13 - Algeria v Tunisia (July 28)

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 - Maroen Garci of Tunisia v Algeria (July 28)

3 - Hudson Wanyama of Kenya v Rwanda (July 28)

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)

6 - Tunisia v Algeria (July))    

6 - Kenya v Rwanda (July 28)

5 - Rwanda v Kenya (July 28)

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)

Day 6: 26 - Marouen Garci of Tunisia v Algeria (July 28)

 

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)

Day 6: Kenya v Rwanda 28-26 (July 28)

       Egypt v Morocco 28-26 (July 28)

 

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

Day 6: Tunisia v Algeria (July 28) 3-2 (19-25, 25-22, 27-25, 21-25, 15-12) - 216 points

 

 

                   

Cairo, Egypt, July 28, 2015- Hosts Egypt and Giants Tunisia secured 2015 FIVB World Cup tickets after they won their semifinal matches against Morocco and Algeria at Men's African Nations Championship held at Cairo Stadium Complex in Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday.

 

 Egypt took on dark horses Morocco 3-0 (25-17, 28-26, 25-20), while Tunisia suffered for 121 minutes to upset Algeria 3-2 (19-25, 25-22, 27-25, 21-25, 15-12) i the other semifinal.  

 

 Egypt will take on Tunisia in African classic final on Thursday  to determine the champions of the 20th edition of the cup. Algeria face Morocco in another North African face off to determine the bronze medallists.

 

 Egyptian Minister of Sports Khalid Abdel Aziz led the guests of honour attending the matches beside CAVB President Dr Amr Elwani, Egyptian VB Fed President Foad Abdel Salam and 19 NFs presidents.

 

 The ranking matches will be held on Wednesday as Rwanda take on Cameroon for the 5th and 6th positions and Kenya meet Botswana for the 7th and 8th standings.

 

Semifinal 1-4

Egypt v Morocco 3-0 (25-17, 28-26, 25-20)

 

Egypt cruised past Morocco 3-0 (25-17, 28-26, 25-20) in the second semifinal for the 2015 Men's African Nations championship in 83 minutes. Egypt qualified to the final to meet Tunisia, while Morocco face Algeria for the bronze medal.

 

Egypt's opposite spiker Ahmed Salah led the scorers as usual with 18 points followed by Mohamed Badawy 15 points. Outside hitter Zohair Elgaraoui led Morocco's scorers with 9 points equal to Mohamed Allaoui and Mohamed Hachdadi.

 

 Egypt controlled the match from the start using the strong spike services and the tight block to win widely 25-17 in the first set. Morocco improved their blocking in second set and missed 2 set points before Egypt won hardly 28-26. The third set again showed Egyptian dominance till they won 25-20.

 

Tunisia v Algeria 3-2 (19-25, 25-22, 27-25, 21-25, 15-12)

 

Tunisia won the semifinal of Men's African Nations Champs over Algeria in grueling tiebreaker 3-2 (19-25, 25-22, 27-25, 21-25, 15-12) lasting 121 minutes.

 

 opposite Marouen Garci led Tunisian scorers with 26 points including 3 aces followed by Ismail Moalla 13 points. Middle blocker Amine Oumessad led Algeria scorers with 24 points followed by Toufik Mahdjoubi 21 points.

 

 What was amazing in the match, the Algerian performance in blocking as they gained 21 kill blocks against 13 for Tunisia. Tunisia dominated the serving with 6/3 Aces.

 

 Algeria overwhelmed the first set after they surprised Tunisia using the quick attacks through the centers specially Sofiane Bouyoucef who also succeeded to stop the Tunisian attacks through the solid block.

 

 Tunisia improved their defence and blocking and started to use the razor sharp spikes from the opposite Marouen Garci to win the second and third sets and lead 2-1. Algeria's captain Mohamed Shikhi along with opposite Toufik Mahdjoubi led Algeria to recover in the fourth set and win 25-21 to extend the match to tiebreak.

 

 The tiebreak showed Tunisia dominance at the start 3-0 and 6-3 as they maintained leading the score till they won the set 15-12.

  

Play off 5 to 8 positions

Rwanda v Kenya 3-2 (17-25, 25-22, 26-28, 25-15, 15-13)

 

Rwanda fought for two hours and came back twice from 0-1 and 1-2 to overcome Kenya 3-2 (17-25, 25-22, 26-28, 25-15, 15-13) in the play off 5 to 8 positions. Now Rwanda will play for the fifth and sixth competition, while Kenya battle for the 7th and 8th standings.

 

 Christophe Mukunzi led Rwand's scorers after he contributed 24 points for his team followed by opposite Guma Yakan 18 points, while Kenya's Micheal Chemos scored 24 points for his team as best in his side followed by Philip Maiyo 16 points.

 

 What made the difference technically was the dominance of the Rwandans in areas of blockings as they had a lead 18/11 in kill blocks, making the best team blocking performance in the competition so far. Kenya had a slim dominance in the ace services with 6/5 advantage. 

 

Cameroon v Botswana 3-0 (25-21, 25-13, 25-17)

 

Cameroon overcame Botswana 3-0 (25-21, 25-13, 25-17) in the play off 5 to 8 positions. The winners used most of the substitutes and needed nly 72 mintes to secure the victory to play for the 5 and 6 positions against Rwanda, while the losers Botswana face Kenya for the 7 and 8 positions.

 

 Carlos Wabo d Cameroon scorers with 13 points , while Kabo Moetse contributed 15 points for Botswana as the match and his team scorer.

 

 Although the absence of key stars like Jean Ndaki and Sem Dolegombai, Cameroon dominated in blocking with 9/4 ratio in kill blocks and also serving with 6/2 in Aces.

 

Ranking 5 to 8 Programme on July 29, 2015

7-8        16:00    Kenya  x Botswana

5-6        18:00    Rwanda x Kenya

 

Final 1 to 4 Programme on July 30, 2015

3-4        15:00    Morocco x Algeria

1-2        17:00    Egypt x Tunisia

 

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)

26 - Marouen Garci of Tunisia v Algeria (July 28)

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

24 - Christophe Mukunzi of Rwanda v Kenya (July 28)

24 - Michael Chemos of Kenya v Rwanda (July 28)

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 - Ahmed Salah of Egypt v Morocco (July 28)

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

8 - Marchal Kwizera of Rwanda v Kenya (July 28)

7 - Amine oumssad of Algeria v Tunisia (July 28)

7 - Skander Ben Tara of Tunisia v Algeria (July 28)

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

21 - Algeria v Tunisia (July 28)

18 - Rwanda v Kenya (July 28)

16 – Morocco v Rwanda (July 22)

14 - Tunisia v Morocco (July 26)

13 - Algeria v Tunisia (July 28)

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 - Maroen Garci of Tunisia v Algeria (July 28)

3 - Hudson Wanyama of Kenya v Rwanda (July 28)

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)

6 - Tunisia v Algeria (July))    

6 - Kenya v Rwanda (July 28)

5 - Rwanda v Kenya (July 28)

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)

Day 6: 26 - Marouen Garci of Tunisia v Algeria (July 28)

 

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)

Day 6: Kenya v Rwanda 28-26 (July 28)

       Egypt v Morocco 28-26 (July 28)

 

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

Day 6: Tunisia v Algeria (July 28) 3-2 (19-25, 25-22, 27-25, 21-25, 15-12) - 216 points