Tunisia dethroned defending Champion Egypt to lift Africa U-21 Volleyball trophy in Abuja
Tunisia volleyball team came from behind to beat the defending champion Egypt 3-1 (16 – 25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-21), at the final of the 2018 edition of the U21 men’s African Nations Volleyball Championship in Nigeria’s capital territory.
The Africa U21 nations cup serves as 2019 world championship qualifier where the top two African teams book their tickets to represent Africa in the FIVB U21 tournament.
The 10 days battle among eight countries, Tunisia and Egypt have qualified to represent the continient at the world level.
Abuja Indoor Sports Hall of National Stadium, Abuja came when participating country countries gave a good account of themselves.
It is the 10th continental crown for the Eagles of Carthage, beating the record of the Pharaohs counting 4th.
Egypt started the match with their best line up as they succeeded to overwhelm the Tunisia at the net through Abdelrahman Elhossiny who was voted best attacker to win the first set 16-25.
Tunisia recovered in the second set despite the continue disturbance in the stands winning Egypt 25-20.
The most valuable player, Hamdi Ben Taleb was instrumental in Tunisia beating Egypt in the 3rd set, 25-22.
Tunisia compounded the woes of Egypt by confirming their victory in the 4th set; 25-21 and the match in straight sets.
IMorocco finished 3rd place after they edged Rwanda 3-1 (14-25, 29-27, 16-25, 29-31)
Meanwhile, Hosts Nigeria ended their campaign in the fifth place following their victory over RD Congo 3-0 (32-30, 25-18, 25-20) in the ranking matches held in Abuja, Nigeria on Tuesday.
In the other ranking match, Cameroon beat Chad 3-1 (18-25, 25-21, 25-13, 25-16) to clinch the 7th place.