Egypt, Algeria, Cameroon and Tunisia through to semifinal of Men's African Olympic Qualifier

9 January 2016

2016 Men's African Olympic Qualifiers- Day 3

 

 Brazzaville, Congo, January 9, 2015- History was re-played in the 2016 Men's African Olympic qualifiers as the 4 continental giants Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia and Cameroon booked semifinal tickets to retain their dreams of the African direct vacancy to the prestigious Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games after the competition third day held at Henri Elende Hall in Brazzaville, Congo on Saturday.

 

 Egypt upset their arch rivals Tunisia 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-20) to lead Pool A with 2 wins, but the losers already secured earlier the qualification Ticket to the semis.

 

 Algeria finished their pool B matches with a clean sheet after they pulled off the third victory over RD Congo 3-0 (25-17, 25-18, 25-11) and were joined by Cameroon who set their second victory over Nigeria 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-20).

 

 Now Egypt (1st of Pool A) face Cameroon (2nd of Pool B) and Algeria (1st of Pool B) line up against Tunisia (2nd of Pool A) in a classic semifinal matches on Monday. Congo Brazzaville meet their neighbours RD Congo for the fifth place.

 

 The 4 qualifiers were the semifinalists of most of the recent editions of African Nations Championship.  

 

 Egypt overwhelmed Tunisia in the last of pool A matches in a match lasting 72 minutes. Egypt dominated the match throughout the three sets led by the match scorer Ahmed Salah who scored one third of his team points. Egypt led the pool with a win loss ratio of 2-0, while Tunisia dropped to 1-1 to join Egypt to the semifinal leaving hosts Congo in the third position.

 

 Algeria were too strong for RD Congo to easily go to a straight sets victory  (25-17, 25-18, 25-11) to lead Pool B with 3-0 record, while the losers dropped to 1-2 to finish third. Cameroon rebounded from the second day defeat against Algeria to clinch the second win against Nigeria 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-20) to improve to 2-1 and qualify to the semifinal as second of the pool, while winless Nigeria finished fourth of the pool.

 

Results

Pool A

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

2

07-Jan

TUN-CGO

3-0

25-22

25-17

25-21

 

 

75-60

1:25

500

5

08-Jan

EGY-CGO

3-1

25-16

25-15

25-27

25-16

 

100-74

1:52

600

9

09-Jan

EGY-TUN

3-0

25-22

25-20

25-20

 

 

75-62

2:24

200

 

Pool B

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

1

07-Jan

CMR-COD

3-0

25-21

25-18

25-22

 

 

75-61

1:31

200

3

07-Jan

ALG-NGR

3-0

25-14

25-21

25-16

 

 

75-51

1:19

200

4

08-Jan

COD-NGR

3-1

21-25

26-24

28-26

25-14

 

100-89

2:00

200

6

08-Jan

CMR-ALG

0-3

17-25

13-25

16-25

 

 

46-75

1:14

100

7

09-Jan

ALG-COD

3-0

25-17

25-18

25-11

 

 

75-46

1:11

100

8

09-Jan

NGR-CMR

0-3

18-25

20-25

20-25

 

 

58-75

1:15

150

 

Standings

Pool A

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

EGY

EGYPT

6

2

2

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

6

1

6.000

175

136

1.287

2

TUN

TUNISIA

3

2

1

1

1

 

 

 

 

1

3

3

1.000

137

135

1.015

3

CGO

CONGO BRAZZAVILLE

 

2

 

2

 

 

 

 

1

1

1

6

0.167

134

175

0.766

 

Pool B

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

ALG

ALGERIE

9

3

3

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

MAX

225

143

1.573

2

CMR

CAMEROUN

6

3

2

1

2

 

 

 

 

1

6

3

2.000

196

194

1.010

3

COD

R.D.CONGO

3

3

1

2

 

1

 

 

 

2

3

7

0.429

207

239

0.866

4

NGR

NIGERIA

 

3

 

3

 

 

 

 

1

2

1

9

0.111

198

250

0.792