Egypt Stun Nigeria, as Rwanda made it to the Final of the CAVB Continental Cup

17 April 2016

2016 CAVB Women's Continental Cup

 

 

Abuja, Nigeria, April 16, 2016- Egypt and Rwanda Beach Volleyball teams qualified ti the final of the 2016 CAVB Women's Continental Cup following their ground breaking victories over hosts Nigeria and Mauritius in the semifinal face offs in Abuja, Nigeria on Saturday.

 

 The winners Egypt and Rwanda meet on Sunday in the final of the competition for the African slot at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, while Mauritius and Nigeria meet for the bronze medal.

 

 Egypt pulled off arguably the most extraordinary CAVB Continental Cup victory of all time, stunning hosts Nigeria 2-1 to book their place in the Final. It was the night Egypt removed the crown from Beach volleyball royalty. They did so with their own version of the beautiful game and, by the time they had finished, Nigeria had suffered a humiliation that was so extreme and implausible it felt as though a black marker pen had been taken to the pages of their Volleyball history.

 

 The All African Games gold medalists started outstandingly with their team 1 beating Egypt team 2 2-0 (21-15, 21-15), however the result was not favorable for the host in the other game which the North Africans won 2-1 (19-21, 21-19, 10-15). The semifinal was decided on the golden match and the host were humiliated 2-0 (21-12, 21-18).

 

Jabi Lake was full with local fans, cheering up the Nigerian team, but afterwards their tone was change as Egypt gradually takes it hard. This was not a team losing. It was a dream dying. There was anger, resentment and something approaching a full-on mutiny says a fan. Yet there was also an appreciation of what they were seeing.

 

It was merely the final act of a match that will be forever remembered by all who witnessed it, and which leaves Nigerian players to wallow in misery and Egypt to plan a meeting with Rwanda.

 

Meanwhile Rwanda beat the 2012 African Representatives to the Olympics Mauritius 2-0 to advance to the finals. After beating big nations to the lead up to this final it was all set for them to redeem Rwanda’s image in the sport as a whole on the continent.

 

DAY 3  (16/04/16)

 

 

COURT  1

 

 

COURT  2

Times

Matches

 

Matches

 

10:00 am

 

5th Pool A (team1)    GHANA 1

vs

  5th Pool B (team 2)    MOZAMBIQUE 2

0-2 (21-23; 10-21)

5th Pool A (team2)  GHANA 2

vs

   5th Pool B (team 1)  MOZAMBIQUE 1

0-2 (05-21; 19-21)

 

11:30 am

Semi final 1

1st Pool A (team 1)     NIGERIA 1

vs 

2nd Pool  B (team 2)      EGYPT 2

2-0 (21-15; 21-15)

Semi final 1

1st Pool A (team 2)  NIGERIA 2

vs 

2nd Pool  B (team 1)   EGYPT 1

1-2 (19-21; 21-19; 10-15)

1:15pm

GOLDEN MATCH  

EGYPT  – NIGERIA  2-0 (21-12; 21-18)

12:30

am

Semi final 2

1st Pool B (team 1) RWANDA 1

vs 

2nd Pool  A (team 2)  MAURITIUS 2

2-0 (21-05; 21-11)

Semi final 2

1st Pool B (team 2) RWANDA 2

vs 

2nd Pool  A (team 1)  MAURITIUS 1

2-0 (21-15; 21-09)

1:30

pm

4th Pool A (team1)  GAMBIE 1

vs  

4th Pool B (team 2)  NAMIBIE 2

0-2 (16-21; 18-21)

  4th Pool  A (team2)  GAMBIE 2

 vs  

4th Pool B (team 1) NAMIBIE 1

0-2 (17-21; 20-22)

2: 00

pm

3rd Pool  A (team1)  SIERRA LEONE 1

vs 

 3rd Pool  B (team 2)  MOROCCO 2

0-2 (11-21;  16-21)

3rd Pool A (team2) SIERRA LEONE 2

 vs

  3rd Pool B (team 1)  MOROCCO 1

0-2 (15-21; 15-21)

 

DAY 4  (17/04/16)

 

 

COURT  1

 

 

COURT  2

Times

Matches

Matches

 

 

10:00 am

(Bronze)

Looser semifinal 1 (team1)  NIGERIA 1

vs  

Looser semifinal 2 (team 2) MAURITIUS 2

(Bronze)

Looser semifinal 1 (team2) NIGERIA 2

 vs 

 Looser semifinal 2 (team 1)MAURITIUS 1

 

FINAL   GOLD

2:00

Pm

Winner semifinal 1 (team1)  EGYPT 1

vs    

Winner semifinal 2 (team 2)  RWANDA 2

Followed by

Winner semifinal 1 (team2)  EGYPT 2

 vs 

 Winner semifinal 2 (team 1) RWANDA 1

Followed by

Golden Match ( if applicable )

 

By Muhammed L Saidykhan from Abuja, Nigeria