Tunisia and Morocco victories highlight the competition - Day 3

5 March 2013

Tunis, Tunisia, March 5, 2013- Host Tunisia continued their winning rhythm at the 2013 Men's Junior African Nations Championship as they set the third victory in row over favourites Algeria 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 26-24) in the third day of the competition  held in Sidi Boussaid hall in Tunis, Tunisia on Monday. Tunisia widely led pool A with 9 points.


 Congo Brazzaville secured first win against Sierra Leone in the same pool 3-0 (25-22, 25-10, 25-16), while pool B featured second victory for Morocco against Libya 3-1 (20-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-16) to lead the pool with Egypt who had a rest day. RD Congo Hammered South Africa in straight sets (25-23, 25-21, 25-19) in the other pool match.


 Tunisia led Pool A (9 pts) followed by Rwanda, Congo Brazzaville and Algeria with 3 pts from win- loss ratio of 1-1 keeping Sierra Leone at the bottom of the pool (Zero pts from 0-3).


 Morocco and Egypt led Pool B with 6 pts each from 2-0 followed by RD Congo (4 pts from 1-2), Libya (2 pts from 1-1) and finally South Africa (Zero pts from 0-3)


 Democratic Republic of Congo downed South Africa in straight sets (25-23, 25-21, 25-19) in a strong match in Pool B. RD Congo improved to 1-2 with four pts, while South Africa dropped to 0-3.  


 Congo Brazzaville overpowered Sierra Leone 3-0 (25-22, 25-10, 25-16) using the experience of their players at the net and also through the combinations led by their setter. Congo Brazzaville improved to 1-1, while Sierra Leone dropped to 0-3.


 Morocco played their best to trounce Libya 3-1 (25-20, 22-25, 25-19, 25-16) in an exciting match that show Moroccan dominance through their block and backline defense. After Libya looked the better side winning the first set 25-20, Morocco rebounded to win three successive sets and win their second match of the pool.


Defending champions Tunisia clinched their third victory in pool A against their neighbours Algeria 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 26-24) after a competitive match. Supported by the home crowed, Tunisia led the match despite the injury of their setter Khalid Ben Slimane which made the duty heavier for the host team.