Zone 3 (Pool O) - Day 3 Nigeria and Niger clinch tickets to the final round of Men's World Champs Qualifier

31 October 2013

Niamey, Niger, October 27, 2013- Nigeria Men's volleyball team claimed the gold medal of the 2014 FIVB Men's World Championship Zone 3 (Pool O) qualification tournament after they took over  Burkina Faso  3-0 (28-26, 25-20-25-11) in the third and final day of the qualifier held in Niamey, Niger on Thursday.
 Nigeria finished the 4 Nation tournament with a clean sheet of 3-0 with 9 points, while Burkina dropped to 0-3 to finish fourth.
 Dark horses Niger team claimed a crucial victory against the experienced Ghana team in epic tiebreaker             3-2 (25-22, 17-25. 25-14, 14-25, 15-9) to join Nigeria to the final tournaments of the qualifier to be held in January and February 2014.
 Niger improved their win- loss ratio to 2-1 with 6 points, while Ghana dropped to 1-2 with 4 points.
 Now Nigeria will be grouped in Pool 1 of the finals to be held in Cameroon, while Niger will join Pool 3 in Tunisia.  
 
Results
 Day 1
 
Ghana v Burkina 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-10)
 
Nigeria v Niger   3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-22)
  
Day 2
 
Nigeria v Ghana 3-1 (25-19, 21-23, 29-27, 25-21)
 
Niger v Burkina Faso 3-1 (27-25, 16-25, 25-11, 25-1)
 Day 3
 
Nigeria v Burkina Faso 3-0 (28-26, 25-20, 25-11)
 
Niger v Ghana 3-2 (25-22, 17-25, 25-14, 14-25, 15-9)

Ranking 

 
 

Pays

Points

Sets won

Sets lost

Point won

Point lost

Sets Quotient

points Quotient

 

1.     Nigeria

9

9

1

253

 214

9.000

1,182

2.     Niger

5

6

6

254

242

1.000

1,050

3.     Ghana

4

6

6

262

242

1.000

1,083

4.     Burkina Faso

0

1

9

175

246

0,111

0,711



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