Giants Kenya, Cameroon and Tunisia to meet in tough pool at African Olympic Qualifier

12 February 2016

2016 Women's African Olympic Qualifier- Drawing of lots

 

Yaoundé, Cameroon , February 11, 2016- African champions Kenya were drawn in a tough pool along with hosts Cameroon and the favourites Tunisia after the drawing of lots for the Women's African Olympic qualifier held at Djeuga Hotel in Yaoundé, Cameroon on Thursday evening.

 

 Pool B comprise Egypt, Algeria, Botswana and Uganda. The top 2 teams in each pool will qualify to the semifinal where the winners book the tickets to Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, while the second and third of the tournament have another chance to qualify through the world Olympic qualification tournament.  

 

 Coaches of the 7 teams expressed their hopes to clinch the tickets to the prestigious Olympic games to play in the elite event.

 

 "We are coming here to win the tournament to continue our great performance at the international level after we gained the gold medal of the World Grand Prix last year," Said Kenya coach Japheth Munala.

 

 "Our pool is very tough but I know my ladies are able to make it to the Olympics." He added.

 

 The competition will be opened on Friday with an epic face off between Cameroon and Tunisia in Pool A. Uganda face Egypt and Algeria line up against Botswana in Pool B

 

Day 1 program on Friday February 12:

13:00    Uganda v Egypt

15:00    Algeria v Botswana

17:00    Opening Ceremony

18:00    Cameroon v Tunisia

 

Match Schedule

Day

No

GP

TIME

Match

Hall

12 Feb

1

B

13:00

Uganda v Egypt

Palais des Sports

2

B

15:00

Algeria v Botswana                       

Palais des Sports

                    17:00

Opening Ceremony

3

A

18:00

Cameroon v Tunisia                        

Palais des Sports

 

 

13 Feb

 

4

B

14:00

Uganda v Algeria                       

Palais des Sports

5

B

16:00

Egypt v Botswana

Palais des Sports

6

A

18:00

Tunisia v Kenya

Palais des Sports

 

14 Feb

7

B

14:00

Botswana v Uganda                        

Palais des Sports

8

B

16:00

Algeria v Egypt                         

Palais des Sports

9

A

18:00

Kenya v Cameroon                       

Palais des Sports

 

 

15 Feb

Semifinal and Ranking 

10

5th

14:00

3rd Pool A v 3rd Pool B

Palais des Sports

11

SF

16:00

1st Pool A v 2nd Pool B

Palais des Sports

12

SF

18:00

1st Pool B v 2nd Pool A

Palais des Sports

Final and 3rd place 

16 Feb

13

3rd

16:00

Loser 11 v Loser 12

Palais des Sports

14

F

18:00

Winner 11 v Winner 12

Palais des Sports

                     

 

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