Egypt crowned African champions with 8th title

30 July 2015

2015 Men's African Nations Championship- Final 

Egypt crowned African champions with 8th title

                   

Cairo, Egypt, July 30, 2015- Egypt claimed their eighth African title after they overcame arch rivals Tunisia 3-0 (26-24, 25-18, 25-21) in the final of the 2015 Men's African Nations championship at Cairo Stadium complex in Cairo, Egypt on Thursday.

 

 Beside the title Egypt achieved unprecided record of gaining the trophy for 6 consecutive time and the eighth in total after 1976, 1983, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013.

 

 Morocco claimed the bronze medal after they topped Algeria 3-1 (21-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-20) in the third place match.

 

 The Awarding ceremony was attended by CAVB President Dr Amr Elwani, Assistant of minister of Sports Dr Ashraf Sobhi Egyptian VB Fed and local organising Committee president Dr Foad Abdel Salam, the Control Committee of the competition and 19 NFs presidents.

 

Final

Egypt v Tunisia 3-0 (26-24, 25-18, 25-21)

 

Egypt cruised past Tunisia 3-0 (26-24, 25-18, 25-21) in the final lasting 78 minutes. Egypt  won their 8th title, whiel Tunisia got their 7th silver medal. Ahmed Salah led Egyptian scorers with 14 points followed by Mohamed Abdel Moneim 9 points. From the Tunisian side Mohamed Ben Othman led the scorers with 9 points followed by Marouen Garci 8.  

 

 The Egyptian blocker played a crucial role in the victory as Egypt had 10/2 kill block advantage beside the dominance in attack from  all the net positions.

 

Bronze Medal

Algeria v Morocco 3-1 (21-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-20)

 

Morocco won the bronze medal after they flew past Algeria 3-1 (21-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-20) in the third place match. After Algeria won the first set, Morocco rebounded back to win 3 consecutive sets in their way to achieve the 3-1 victory.

 

he competition best scorer Mohamed Hachdadi led his team efficiently to regain the rhythm starting from the second set and scored 25 impressive points to lead the match and his team scorers with 25 points, followed by Zohair El Garaoui 14 points. Captain Mohamed Chikhi led Algerian scrers with 14 points.

 

 What made the dominance for the Moroccans was the dominance in blocking as they had 15/6 advantage in kill blocks with middle blocker Idriss Cherqi gaining 4.

 

Individual Awards

  • BEST SERVER: 3 Abelhalim Abou (Egypt)
  • BEST RECIEVER: 13 Mohamed Abdel Moneim (Egypt)
  • BEST SETTER: 2 Amir Kerboua (Algeria)
  • BEST ATTACKER: 11 Mohamed Hachdadi (Morocco)
  • BEST BLOCKER: 3 Mohamed Adel (Egypt)
  • BEST LIBERO:1 Tayeb Korbosli (Tunisia)
  • MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: 4   Ahmed Salah (Egypt)

 

Previous Champions of Men's African Nations Championship

No

Year

Host

Champions

2nd

3rd

4th

1

1967

Tunis

Tunisia

Algeria

Guinea

Libya

2

1971

Cairo

Tunisia

Egypt

Madagascar

Cameroon

3

1976

Tunis

Egypt

Tunisia

Morocco

Senegal

4

1979

Tripoli

Tunisia

Libya

Madagascar

Senegal

5

1983

Port Said

Egypt

Tunisia

Algeria

Cameroon

6

1987

Tunis

Tunisia

Cameroon

Algeria

Egypt

7

1989

Abidjan

Cameroon

Algeria

Egypt

Cote d'Ivoire

8

1991

Cairo

Algeria

Egypt

Tunisia

Cameroon

9

1993

Alger

Algeria

Tunisia

Egypt

Seychelles

10

1995

Tunis

Tunisia

Egypt

Algeria

Morocco

11

1997

Lagos

Tunisia

Cameroon

Algeria

Nigeria

12

1999

Cairo

Tunisia

Egypt

Algeria

Cameroon

13

2001

Port Harcourt

Cameroon

Nigeria

South Africa

Mauritius

14

2003

Cairo

Tunisia

Egypt

Cameroon

Algeria

15

2005

Cairo

Egypt

Tunisia

Cameroon

Morocco

16

2007

Durban

Egypt

Tunisia

Cameroon

South Africa

17

2009

Tetouan

Egypt

Algeria

Cameroon

Morocco

18

2011

Tangier

Egypt

Cameroon

Tunisia

Algeria

19

2013

Sousse

Egypt

Tunisia

Morocco

Cameroon

20

2015

Cairo

 

 

 

 

 

Final Ranking

1. Egypt

2. Tunisia

3. Morocco

4. Algeria

5. Cameroon

6. Rwanda

7. Botswana

8. Kenya

9. Mauritius