Egypt clinch second consecutive title as Tunisia and Algeria book World Championship tickets

28 March 2013

Cairo, Egypt, March 27, 2013- Egypt claimed the 2013 Girls Youth African Nations Championship following their victory over Algeria in the third and final day of the competition here at Army club Hall in Cairo, Egypt on Wednesday. Tunisia booked World Championship ticket with a second victory against the winless Rwanda 3-0 (25-21, 25-15, 25-15).

 

 

 The victory improved the Egyptian win- loss ratio to 3-0 to win the second title in row after 2011, while Tunisia finished in the second position with 2-1 record and Algeria third (1-2) ahead of Rwanda who came at the bottom of the table.

 

 Now Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria booked the three African tickets to the FIVB Girls Youth World Championship to be held in Thailand this summer.

 

 After the final CAVB Prsident Dr Amr Elwani along with the Egyptian Olympic Committee President Khalid Zein and Egytpain Volleyball Federation President Ali El Sergany offered the trophy to the Egyptian team and the silver and bronze medals respectively to Tunisia and Algeria.

 

 The closure ceremony was also attended by a representative from the Ministry of Sport, CAVB Vice president Idriss Dokony, FIVB Referee Commission President Hassan Ahmed, SOC Delegate Jappie Mango, Referee delegate Abdelmajeed Djirad, CAVB Executive Director Howyda Mondy and local organizing committee President Abdelhamid Elwassimy.

 

Egypt beat Algeria

 

 Egypt hammered Algeria 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-16) in the final match lasting 79 minutes to clinch the trophy.

 Algeria started the match in a disciplined line up so they succeeded to lead from the start of the set 8-6 and 16-12 at the TTOs due to the good job done by Yassmine Abdelrahim and Nawel Hammouche. Egypt returned to their performance and succeeded to win the set narrowly 25-23.

 

 Egypt led widely in the second set 6-1 and 16-9 due t the quick attacks led by the setter Mariam Ibrahim through the centers Haidi Kandel and Aya Khalid to win the second set 25-19.

 

 Again the third set featured full dominance for the Egyptian even when the coach Tahani Tosson made a big change in the line up

 

 "I'm happy to win the cup but we have quickly to think of the coming World Championship because the competition there will be very tough," Egypt coach Tahani Tosson said. "I want t thank my players for their efforts during the competition specially the final match against Algeria today."

 

Tunisia beat Rwanda 3-0

 

 Tunisia continued their winning rhythm after the first defeat against Egypt as they topped Rwanda 3-0 (25-21, 25-15, 25-15) in 68 minutes. Rwanda showed a strong competition in the first set after the good efficient spikes from Seraphin Mukamtambara, but Tunisia arranged their blocking and defence well to win the set narrowly 25-21.

 

Due to the steady performance from the strong Tunisian spiker Jihen Mohamed, her team overwhelmed the situation in the second and third sets to win the match 3-0.

 

"I'm happy with the performance of my players today," Said Tunisian coach Rym Ben Slimane.

 

 "We played very careful in the first set as the Rwandan team played very well in the first set, but my team was in the peak performance to win the second and third sets widely."

 

 Rwanda coach Paul Bitok was depressed to lose the three matches and finish the competition in the last position. "We had a problem with our main setter so we suffered in our attacks.We lack the proper preparation but we had a good team to work on in future." He added  

 

Individual Prizes

  • MVP: No 7 Aya Khalid (EGY)
  • Best Setter: No 10 Selma Benmansour (ALG)
  • Best Receiver: No 4 Deborah Impanoyimana (RWA)
  • Best Libero: No 3 Ryahana Miloud (ALG)
  • Best Blocker: No 3 Heidi Kandel (EGY)
  • Best Attacker: No 17 Sarah Hanafy (EGY)
  • Best Server: No 12 Jihen Mohamed (TUN)  

 

Final Ranking

  1. Egypt
  2. Tunisia
  3. Algeria
  4. Rwanda

 

Results

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

1

25 MAR

ALG-RWA

3-1

25-18

25-15

15-25

25-19

 

90-77

1:31

500

2

25 MAR

EGY-TUN

3-0

25-13

25-16

25-16

   

75-45

1:04

1000

3

26 MAR

TUN-ALG

3-1

25-16

25-18

14-25

25-14

 

89-73

1:25

500

4

26 MAR

EGY-RWA

3-0

25-16

25-16

25-17

   

75-49

1:01

1200

5

27 MAR

RWA-TUN

0-3

21-25

15-25

15-25

   

51-75

1:08

1000

6

27 MAR

ALG-EGY

0-3

23-25

19-25

16-25

   

58-75

1:19

1500

 

Ranking

Rk

Code

Country

Points

Matches

Points

Sets

Won

Lost

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

EGY

Egypt

6

3

 

225

148

1.520

9

 

Max

2

TUN

Tunisia

5

2

1

209

199

1.050

6

4

1.500

3

ALG

Algeria

4

1

2

230

241

0.954

4

7

0.471

4

RWA

Rwanda

3

 

3

177

240

0.737

1

9

0.111

 




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