Egypt, Cameroon, Tunisia, Algeria set to frame semifinal at Men's African champs

27 October 2017

Cairo, Egypt, October 26, 2017- Hosts Egypt and all heavy favourites Tunisia, Algeria and Cameroon completed the semifinal lineup at the 2017 Men's African Nations championship following their victories over Rwanda, Morocco, RD Congo and Libya respectively in the quarterfinal; of the competition at Cairo Stadium Complex in Egypt on Thursday.

 

 Egypt will battle it out against Cameroon in a classic semifinal, while Tunisia lineup against neighbours Algeria in another African derby on Friday.  

 

 Egypt fought aggressively to overcome Rwanda 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-14) to make it to the semifinal after a great work from the Rwandan team.

 

 Cameroon had the toughest encounter as they had to battle for more than 2 hours to down the struggling Libyan team 3-2 (27-25, 22-25, 25-21, 23-25, 15-9).

 

  Tunisia didn't allow Morocco to breath as they topped them 3-0 (25-21, 25-17, 25-22) in a service fighting, while Algeria faced the easiest job to cruise past RD Congo 3-0 (25-19, 25-13, 25-19).

 

 In their play off 5 to 8 places Rwanda face Libya, while Congo RDC meet Morocco.

 

 The 2017 Men's African championship doubles also as 2018 World Championship qualifiers where the top three African teams book their tickets to represent Africa in the FIVB Prestigious championship

 

Quarterfinal Results

Algeria v Congo RDC 3-0 (25-19, 25-13, 25-19). More

Tunisia v Morocco 3-0 (25-21, 25-17, 25-22). More

Cameroon v Libya 3-2 (27-25, 22-25, 25-21, 23-25, 15-9). More

Egypt v Rwanda 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-14). More

 

Play off 9-14

Chad v Niger 3-1 (25-21, 25-21, 26-28, 25-19). More

Kenya V Nigeria v 3-2 (25-20, 20-25, 25-19, 22-25, 15-13). More

 

Semifinal Programme on October 27

SEMI FINALS  - POSITION 1 - 4          

19:00    Algeria v Tunisia

21:00    Egypt v Cameroon

 

PLAY OFF - POSITION 5 - 8   

15:00    Rwanda v Libya

17:00    Congo RDC v Morocco

PLAY OFF - POSITION 9 - 12

16:00    Chad v Kenya

18:00    Botswana v Ghana

 

PLAY OFF - POSITION 13 - 16                                                                        

14:00    Niger v Nigeria