Tunisia regain African championship's title for ninth time

30 October 2017

2017 Men's African Nations championship- Finals

 

 Cairo, Egypt, October 29, 2017- Tunisia captured the 2017 Men's African nations Championship's title after they took on Egypt in the final 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-15) at Cairo Stadium Complex in Egypt on Sunday.

 

 Tunisia set the record of number of trophies by clinching the 9th title and the first since 2003.  Egypt failed to continue the victory run after 6 consecutive titles.

 

 The Tunisian team used their high spirit to stop the Egyptian players at the beginning of the match till they won the difficult first set.

 

 Thereafter Tunisia controlled the match completely using the frequent reception mistakes done by the Egyptian players to win the second and third sets in style to achieve the title after 14 years from the last trophy.

 

 Tunisia set the record of number of trophies by clinching the 9th title and the first since 2003.  Egypt failed to continue the victory run after 6 consecutive titles.

 

The final will be held in Cairo Stadium Complex on Sunday at 21:00 local time. The 2 finalists have 80% of African titles under their name as they won a total of 16 titles in the 20 editions completed till now. Egypt won the title 8 times in 1976, 1983, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015.

 

 Tunisia captured the trophy 8 times before in 1967, 1979, 1987, 1995, 1997, 1999 and 2003, before adding the 9th in 2017.

 

 Cameroon clinched the bronze medal as well as the third African ticket to the 2018 FIVB Men's World championship after they beat Algeria 3-1 (23-25, 25-21, 25-21, 27-25) in the third palce encounter.  

 

Final Results

7-8 Places: Libya v Congo RDC 3-0 (25-20, 25-10, 25-18). More

5-6 Places: Rwanda v Morocco 3-2 (25-22, 21-25, 16-25, 25-15, 15-10). More

Bronze Medal: Cameroon v Algeria 3-1 (23-25, 25-21, 25-21, 27-25). More

Final: Egypt v Tunisia 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-15). More

 

Final Standings

1. Tunisia

2. Egypt

3. Cameroon

4. Algeria

5. Morocco

6. Rwanda

7. Libya

8. RD Congo

9. Ghana

10. Kenya

11. Botswana

12. Chad

13. Nigeria

14. Niger 



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