zone 5 (Pool Q) Egypt continue with another win as Rwanda edge Kenya in World Champs qualifier

29 November 2013

Kigali Rwanda November 28, 2013- Reigning African champions Egypt claimed the third victory over struggling Uganda 3-0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-16) in the third day of the FIVB World Championship zone 5 (Pool Q) qualification tournament held at Amahoro Sports Complex in Kigali, Rwanda on Thursday.  

 

 Hosts Rwanda gave 3050 fans a lot of fun in the Amahoro stadium as they won 3-2 (25-18, 25-20, 21-25, 22-25, 15-13) against Kenya.

 

Egypt v Uganda 3-0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-16)

 

Ndawula made one change from the team that defeated Burundi 3-0 by starting George Aporu ahead Nicholas Dheyongera.  Uganda had some good moments, Kamugasha making kills in position two while Otim and Aporu made a few points off the block. Later John Bosco Opendi came on for Okumu.

 

Egypt led 8-4 by the end of the first technical time out (TTO) and they lead 16-9 by the second.  Aporu and Libero Elanyu Emmanuel struggled on cover as Egypt took the set 25-15.

 

Uganda had started to settle trailing by one (8-7) going into the second TTO.  From 8-7 Egypt makes 5 straight points to make it 13-7, Uganda responds with four to make it 13-11. And Egypt led 15-12 by the second TTO.

 

Though Uganda stretched them into the twenties Egypt came out on top 25-22.  By the third Uganda’s morale was already down as Egypt took it 25-16. Though head coach Anthony Ndawula disagreed.

 

“I don’t think we gave our best, but it was important that the players get exposed,” he said.  “Am not blaming anyone, we all knew Egypt was going to be a tall order and what would you expect from players who are playing against them for the first time?” he asked.

 

Rwanda v Kenya 3-2 (25-18, 25-20, 21-25, 22-25, 15-13)

 

It was Kenyan tactics on show as Rwanda’s coach Paul Bitok and Kenya’s Gideon Chenje are both natives of Kenya.  Bitok got the better of Chenje winning the game 3-2 (25-18, 25-20, 21-25, 22-25, 15-13)

 

Rwanda breathed through the first set 25-18 while Kenya struggled to find their feet, everything went wrong, from their block, attack and court cover. Kenya tried to pick themselves up in the second trailing 8-4 by the first technical timeout. They made six straight points to lead 10-8. But Rwanda got to the second TTO 16-15. Kenya later lost it 25-20.

 

Kenya composed themselves, as Daniel Kiptoo, Phillip Maiyo and Sila Mikaso came out of their shadows. Kenya won two quick sets 25-21, 25-22 to force a decisive. It was a tight tie breaker as every point was answered back by other point, Kenya led by the first technical timeout 8-7.  It was like that until 12 ups when Rwanda broke off to make it 14-12. The Maiyo served out for Rwanda to win their second game of the tournament as Kenya lost theirs.

 

Results 

Match No

Date

Teams

Set

Results per set (points)

Total Points

Time         

1

2

3

4

5

1

26-Nov-2013

EGY-KEN

3-2

23-25

25-20

25-17

18-25

15-13

106-100

 

2

26-Nov-2013

BDI-RWA

0-3

23-25

17-25

13-25

 

 

53-75

 

3

27-Nov-2013

UGA-BDI

3-0

25-21

25-19

25-17

 

 

75-57

 

4

27-Nov-2013

RWA-EGY

1-3

33-31

23-25

14-25

16-25

 

86-106

 

5

28-Nov-2013

EGY-UGA

3-0

25-15

25-22

25-16

 

 

75-53

 

6

28-Nov-2013

KEN-RWA

2-3

18-25

20-25

25-21

25-22

13-15

101-108

 

7

29-Nov-2013

UGA-KEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

29-Nov-2013

BDI-EGY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

30-Nov-2013

KEN-BDI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

30-Nov-2013

RWA-UGA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Clive Kyazze, from Kigali, Rwanda

 



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