Congo upset Nigeria as Egypt claim second win at Men's AAG

5 September 2015

2015 All Africa Games- Men Day 3

 

 

Brazzaville, Congo, September 5, 2015- Egypt and hosts Congo Brazzaville  were the heroes of day 2 at Men's Volleyball competition at All Africa Games after both teams set a thrilling wins against resurgent Botswana and Nigeria teams respectively in Pool A of the competition held at Henry Elende Hall in Brazzaville, Congo on Saturday.

 

 Egypt faced a gradually arising Botswana team to win a third set marathon and the match 3-0 (25-14, 25-20, 38-36). Congo Brazzaville supported by a full house of home crowd beat Nigeria 3-1 (25-20, 29-27, 19-25, 25-23) to capture first win.

 

Men's competition

 

Egypt v Botswana 3-0 (25-14, 25-20, 38-36)

 

 Egypt hardly overcame the Botswana resistance to win in straight sets (25-14, 25-20, 38-36) in Pool A of Men's All Africa Games. The losers' performance improved set by set after losing the first 25-14 to score 20 points in the second before they missed 10 set points in their way to lose the competition longest set 38-36.

 

 Reda Haikal led the Egyptian scorers with 14 points followed by Ahmed Maghawry 11. Kabo Moetse scored 14 points in the losers attempts, followed by Happy Ribbin 7.

 

 Egypt improved their win- loss ratio to 2-0, while Botswana dropped to 0-2.  

 

Congo Brazzaville v Nigeria 3-1 (25-20, 29-27, 19-25, 25-23)

 

 Congo Brazzaville fought for minutes to trounce Nigeria 3-1 (25-20, 29-27, 19-25, 25-23) in a thrilling encounter that made the spectators on their toes. The hosts claim first win to become 1-0 in win- loss ratio, while Nigeria, the winner of day 1 against Botswana dropped to 1-1.

 

 Congo's attacker David Kouehouassazo led the winner's scorers with 20 points making the best scoring performance in day 3, followed by Frank Ndotomat 15 points. Mathew Ejeh led the nigerian scorers with 16 points

 

 

All Africa Games Men's best Performances

 

Top Scorer by Day

Day 1: 25- Valdir Reis of Cape verde v Seychelles on September 2

Day 2: 23- Christophe Mukunzi of Rwanda v Algeria on September 3

Day 3: 20- David Kouehouassazo of Congo Brazzaville v Nigeria on September 5

 

Top Scoring Performances

25- Valdir Reis of Cape verde v Seychelles on September 2

23- Christophe Mukunzi of Rwanda v Algeria on September 3

20- David Kouehouassazo of Congo Brazzaville v Nigeria on September 5

19- Ould Charchali of Algeria v Rwanda on September 3

16- Mathew Ejeh of Nigeria v Congo on September 5

15- Rodney Kong of Seychelles v Cape Verde on September 2

 

Top Individual Serving Performances

3- Khalid Elfayomi of Egypt v Botswana on September 5

2- Steven Cruz of Cape Verde v Seychelles on September 2

 

Top Team Serving Performances

9- Egypt v Botswana on September 5

5- Algeria v Rwanda on September 3

5- Nigeria v Botswana on September 3

4- Cameroon v Ghana on September 2

4- Cape Verde  v Seychelles on September 2

 

Top Individual Blocking Performances

5- Jordan Agbevanu of Ghana v Cameroon on September 2

4- Valdir Reis of Cape verde v Seychelles on September 2

 

Top Team Blocking Performances

16- Cape Verde v Seychelles on September 2

13- Congo v Nigeria on September 5

11- Nigeria v Congo on September 5

11- Egypt v Botswana on September 5

11- Algeria v Rwanda on September 3

10- Ghana v Cameroon on September 2

 

Highest Scoring Sets

Day 1: 25-23 Cape Verde v Seychelles (4th Set) on September 2

Day 2: 29-27 Rwanda v Algeria (1st set) on September 3

Day 3: 38-36 Egypt v Botswana (3rd set) on September 5

 

Highest Scoring Matches

Day 1: Cape Verde v Seychelles 3-2 (25-21, 22-25, 18-25, 25-23, 15-12) - 211 points

Day 2: Algeria v Rwanda 3-2 (27-29, 25-17, 25-19, 24-26, 15-10) - 217 points

Day 3: Congo Brazzaville v Nigeria 3-1 (25-20, 29-27, 19-25, 25-23) - 193 points

 

 

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