Cameroon claim 5th place at Men's African Championship

29 July 2015

               

Cairo, Egypt, July 29, 2015- Cameroon ended their campaign at the 2015 Men's African Nations Championship at the fifth position after they overcame Rwanda 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-22) in the ranking positions held at Cairo Stadium Complex in Cairo, Egypt on Wednesday.

 

 Botswana upset Kenya in epic tiebreaker 3-2 (14-25, 19-25, 25-21, 25-20, 15-13) to finish 7th leaving the Kenyans at the 8th position. Mauritius automatically was ranked 9th after finishing at the 5th position in Pool B.

 

 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.

 

Ranking 5 to 8 Places

Cameroon v Rwanda 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-22)

 

Cameroon defeated Rwanda 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-22) in the 5th and 6th place match lasting 70 minutes. The Rwandan team led in each of the three sets, but due to the experience of Cameroon team in attacks they succeeded to come back each time to win the three sets.   

 

 Didier Sali was Cameroon's top scorer with 18 points followed by Nathan Wounmbaina 16 points. Rwanda's scorer was Flavien Ndamukunda with 12 points.

 

Botswana v Kenya 3-2 (14-25, 19-25, 25-21, 25-20, 15-13)

 

Botswana rebounded back aggressively to take on Kenya 3-2 (14-25, 19-25, 25-21, 25-20, 15-13) in the 7th and 8th place match lasting 129 minutes. After Kenya led widely 2-0, Botswana team came back strongly to capture two sets and draw 2-2. even in the tiebreak Botswana again overcame the shaky start and came back from 2-6 to draw 8-8 before they win 15-13 in a big joy.

 

 Botswana finished the competition at the 7th place , while Kenya ended 8th.

 

 Kabo Moetse came as Botswana scorer with 23 points, followed by middle blocker Pactor Rebabonye 13 points. James Ontere led Kenya and match scorers with 24 points followed by Michael Chemos 16.  Although Kenya had a big dominance in blocking (16/ 9 kill block), the improvement of backline defence in Botswana helped them to claim the thrilling victory.

 

Final 1 to 4 Programme on July 30, 2015

3-4        15:00    Morocco x Algeria

1-2        17:00    Egypt x Tunisia

 

Final Ranking

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5. Cameroon

6. Rwanda

7. Botswana

8. Kenya

9. Mauritius

 

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 - James Ontere of Kenya v Botswana (July 29)

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

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

23 - Kabo Moetse of Botswana v Kenya (July 29)

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 - Didier Sali of Cameroon v Rwanda (July 29)

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)

 

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 - Wesley Rono of Kenya v Botswana (July 29)

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

4 - Pastor Rebabonye of Botswana v Kenya (July 29)

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 - Kenya v Botswana (July 29)

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 - Cameroon v Rwanda (July 29)

6 - Kenya v Botswana (July 29)

6 - Botswana v Kenya (July 29)

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)

Day 7: 24 - James Ontere of Kenya v Botswana (July 29)

 

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)

Day 7: Cameroon v Rwanda 25-23 (July 29)

 

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

Day 7: Botswana v Kenya (July 29) 3-2 (14-25, 19-25, 25-21, 25-20, 15-13) - 202 points