Nigeria men and women top African U 23 Beach Cup event in Abidjan - Cote d'Ivoire

28 April 2013

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, April 24, 2013- Nigeria men and women teams captured the 2013 CAVB U23 Beach Cup Gold held in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire April 17 to 23 following their victory over Sierra Leone in both genders.

 

 The competition act as a qualifier for the FIVB World Championship of this age category to be held in Poland as the top three teams of each gender secured their tickets for the elite event.

 

 Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Niger men teams made their way to the World Championship, while at the women's category Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Cote d'Ivoire qualified at the FIVB event.

 

 Nigeria took over Sierra Leone at the Men's final 2-0 (21-12, 22-20) after a thrilling encounter, while Niger overcame Cote d'Ivoire 2-0 (21-13, 21-07) in the bronze medal match.

 

 The men competition featured 5 countries as they played a round robin tournament followed by a knock out stage between the top 4 teams where the top teams played the final while the third and fourth played for the bronze medal.    

 

 In the Women competition Nigeria outclassed Sierra Leone in the final 2-0 (21-09, 21-08) in the final and Cote d'Ivoire beat Benin 2-0 (21-19, 21-17) for the bronze medal.

 

Women competition showed four countries playing also a round robin followed by a final between the top two teams and a bronze medal match between the third and fourth ranked teams.

 

Results

MEN

NO

TEAMS

Results

Sets

1.       

SLE VS CIV

2-0

21-16/ 21-13

2.       

BEN VS NGR

0-2

10-21 / 07-21

3.       

NIG VS SLE

0-2

14-21/23-25

4.       

CIV VS BEN

2-0

21-17/21-07

5.       

NGR VS NIG

2-1

19-21/21-19/15-O7

6.       

SLE VS BEN

2-0

21-10/21-10

7.       

NIG VS CIV

2-0

21-17/21-12

8

NGR VS CIV

2-0

21-14/21-16

9

BEN VS NIG

0-2

15-21/17-21

10

SLE VS NGR

0-2

19-21/19-21

Bronze medal Match

NIG VS CIV    2-0         21-13/21-07

FINAL

NGR VS SLE    2-0     21-12/22-20

Standings: 1. NIGERIA, 2. SIERRA LEONE, 3. NIGER, 4. Côte d’ivoire, 5. Benin

WOMEN

NO

TEAMS

SCORES

POINTS

1.       

BEN VS CIV

2-0

21-15/21-12

2.       

SLE VS NGR

0-2

06-21/17-21

3.       

CIV VS SLE

0-2

09-21/11-21

4.       

NGR VS BEN

2-0

21-10/21-07

5.       

NGR VS CIV

2-0

21-03/21-10

6.       

SLE VS BEN

2-0

21-11/21-07

Bronze Medal Match

CÔTE D’IVOIRE VS BENIN  2-0     21-19/21-17

FINALS

NIGERIA VS SIERRA LEONE  2-0    21-09 /21-08

Standings : 1. NIGERIA, 2. SIERRA LEONE, 3. COTE D’IVOIRE, 4. Benin.

 



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