The favorites Tunisia and Cameroon meet in the opening day
The officials during the drawing of lots

The officials during the drawing of lots

27 September 2011

 Tangier, Morocco, September 22, 2011- the drawing of lots for the 2011 Men’s African Nations Championship was done at Solazur Hotel in Tangier, Morocco on Wednesday where the favorite teams were distributed to the two competition pools with the organizers pool A coming as the stronger side featuring a strong face off in the opening day between Cameroon and Tunisia

 The defending champions and the title holders of the last three editions Egypt were drawn in Pool B along with the runner up Algeria, South Africa and Congo Brazzaville. The organizers Morocco take on Cameroon, Tunisia and Botswana.

 The champions of the African Nations championship will secure a World Cup berth.

 The drawing of lots was attended by Morocco Volleyball President and the head of the local Organizing Committee Abdelhadi Ghzali, SOC Delgate Mory Kieta, Referee Delegate Hassan Ahmed and most of Morocco Volleyball Federation Board members.

 Tunisia is the record holders in terms of the number of titles under their name in the history of the competition that started in 1976 with 8 cups followed by Egypt 5 times including the last three editions. Both Algeria and Cameroon won the title twice. 

 The 8 nation competition starts on Friday September 23. the second round will start on 27 followed by the semifinals and finals on 28 and 29th.

Pool Composition

Pool A: Morocco- Cameroon- Tunisia- Botswana

Pool B: Egypt- Algeria- South Africa Congo Brazzaville

Day 1 Program on Friday, September 22, 2011
Pool A
Morocco v Botswana

Cameroon v Tunisia
Pool B

Egypt v South Africa
Algeria v Congo Brazzaville

Match Schdule- First round

POOL   A (4)                                                  POOL   B (4)             


September 23
MOROCCO   vs         BOTSWANA             EGYPT           vs         SOUTH AFRICA

CAMEROUN vs         TUNISIA                    ALGERIA      vs         CONGO BRAZZA

September 24                                                                        

BOTSWANA vs         TUNISIA                    SOUTH AFRICA      vs         CONGO BRAZZA

MOROCCO   vs         CAMEROUN             EGYPT           vs         ALGERIA

September 25                                    

CAMEROUN vs         BOTSWANA             ALGERIA      vs         SOUTH AFRICA

TUNISIA        vs         MOROCCO               CONGO BRAZZA    vs         EGYPT