Kenya, Egypt and Algeria secure semifinal tickets

20 November 2012

Nairobi, Kenya, August 20, 2011- Kenya edge out tough Cameroon in Pool A match of the 2011 Women African nations Championship held at Nazarene Hall in Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday. Kenya secured a ticket to the semifinal from the pool accompanied by Egypt form the same pool.

 

 Pool B showed Algeria continue the winning rhythm as they took over their neighbors Tunisia in a fantastic five set match 3-2. Botswana continued their good performance to defeat Rwanda 3-1.

 

 Kenya and Egypt, already qualified to the semifinal will meet on Sunday for the top position of the pool, while Algeria led pool B with 3-0 record ahead of Tunisia 2-1. 

 

Day 4 Results

Pool A

Kenya v Cameroon 3-0 (25-23, 32-30, 26-24)

 

Pool B

Botswana v Rwanda 3-1

Algeria v Tunisia 3-2 (25-21. 24-26, 25-10, 24-26, 15-12)

 

Day 5 program on Sunday August 21

Pool A

14:00 Cameroon v Nigeria

16:00 Kenya v Egypt

 

Pool B

10:00 Tunisia v Senegal

12:00 Rwanda v Algeria

 

 

Kenya edge out tough Cameroon to romp to the semi-finals The Kenya-Cameroon Pool A match, the pool of death, in the on-going African Cup of Nations Championships in Kenya had been taunted to be a clash of the titans. The two teams did not disappoint the hundreds of volleyball lovers who thronged Africa Nazarene University, the venue of the competition. Cameroon, once again failed, like they did in their first match against Egypt, to subdue their more illustrious opponents, to allow Kenya win the match by the closest of margins with all the three set sending with a unique minimum lead of two points. The match ended 25-23, 32-30 and 26-24. The results mean that Kenya joins Egypt for the semi-finals with both teams having two wins from a similar number of matches, while Cameroon bow out of contention alongside their fellow West African neighbours, Nigeria, who are both without wins from two attempts Kenya plays Egypt tomorrow to determine the pool winners, while Cameroon and Nigeria also play tomorrow for third and fourth place in the pool.

 

Algeria Vs Tunisia (25-21. 24-26, 25-10, 24-26, 15-12).
The two teams exchanged leads, tying at 2-2 set score before Algeria
emerging the better side in the decider to qualify virtually for the
finals with the maximum six points from three matches.
 
Tunisia will play Senegal with whom they tie on five points (two wins,
one loss) to decide the second semi-finalists) from Pool B.



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