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Egypt crowned African champions with eighth title

 
Cairo, Egypt, July 30, 2015 - Egypt claimed their eighth African title by defeating Tunisia 3-0 (26-24, 25-18, 25-21) in the final of the 2015 Men's African Nations Championship at the Cairo Stadium complex in Cairo, Egypt on Thursday. Both Egypt and Tunisia have qualified for the men's tournament at the FIVB Volleyball World Cup Japan 2015 from September 8-23.

Egypt are the first country to win six consecutive African titles, and have won eight overall. Their other titles came in 1976, 1983, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013.

Morocco won the bronze-medal match by defeating Algeria 3-1 (21-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-20).

The awards ceremony was attended by CAVB President Dr. Amr Elwani, Sports Minister assistant Dr. Ashraf Sobhi, Egyptian Volleyball Federation and Local Organising Committee President Dr. Foad Abdel Salam, the Control Committee of the competition and 19 national federation presidents.

Final
Egypt v Tunisia 3-0 (26-24, 25-18, 25-21)


Egypt cruised past Tunisia 3-0 (26-24, 25-18, 25-21) in the final, which lasted 78 minutes. Egypt won their eighth title, while Tunisia won silver for the seventh time. Ahmed Salah led the Egyptian scorers with 14 points, followed by Mohamed Abdel Moneim on nine points.

Bronze Medal
Morocco v Algeria 3-1 (21-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-20)


Morocco defeated Algeria 3-1 (21-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-20) in the match for third place. Algeria won the first set, but Morocco dominated the rest of the match. 

The competition's best scorer Mohamed Hachdadi led his team efficiently and scored 25 points. Zohair El Garaoui followed with 14 points. Captain Mohamed Chikhi led the Algerian scorers with 14 points.

Morocco had a 15/6 advantage in kill blocks, with middle blocker Idriss Cherqi gaining 4.

Individual Awards
•    Best Server: Abelhalim Abou (Egypt)
•    Best Receiver: Mohamed Abdel Moneim (Egypt)
•    Best Setter: Amir Kerboua (Algeria)
•    Best Attacker: Mohamed Hachdadi (Morocco)
•    Best Blocker: Mohamed Adel (Egypt)
•    Best Libero: Tayeb Korbosli (Tunisia)
•    Most Valuable Player: Ahmed Salah (Egypt)

Final ranking
1. Egypt
2. Tunisia
3. Morocco
4. Algeria
5. Cameroon
6. Rwanda
7. Botswana
8. Kenya
9. Mauritius

2015 Men's African Nations Championship - Top performances

Top Scoring Performances
30 - Jean Ndaki of Cameroon v Tunisia (July 23)
27 - Mohamed Hachdadi of Morocco v Cameroon (July 24)
26 - Marouen Garci of Tunisia v Algeria (July 28)
25 - Mohamed Hachdadi of Morocco v Algeria (July 30)
25 - Mohamed Hachdadi of Morocco v Tunisia (July 26)
24 - James Ontere of Kenya v Botswana (July 29)
24 - Christophe Mukunzi of Rwanda v Kenya (July 28)
24 - Michael Chemos of Kenya v Rwanda (July 28)
23 - Kabo Moetse of Botswana v Kenya (July 29)
23 - Mohamed Hachdadi of Morocco v Mauritius (July 25)  
22 - Jean Ndaki of Cameroon v Morocco (July 24)
20 - Marouen Garci of Tunisia v Morocco (July 26)
20 - Mohammed Hachdadi of Morocco v Rwanda (July 22)
19 - Toufik Mahdjoubi of Algeria v Botswana (July 23)
19 - Ahmed Salah of Egypt v Algeria (July 25)
18 - Didier Sali of Cameroon v Rwanda (July 29)
18 - Ahmed Salah of Egypt v Morocco (July 28)
18 - Elyes Karamosli of Tunisia v Cameroon (July 23)
17 - Michael Chemos of Kenya v Algeria (July 24)
16 - Ayoub Dikkiche of Algeria v Egypt (July 25)
16 - Mohamed Chikhi of Algeria v Kenya (July 24)
16 - Toufik Mahdjoubi of Algeria v Kenya (July 24)
16 - Marouane Garci of Tunisia v Cameroon (July 23)

Top Blocking Performances
8 - Marchal Kwizera of Rwanda v Kenya (July 28)
7 - Amine oumssad of Algeria v Tunisia (July 28)
7 - Skander Ben Tara of Tunisia v Algeria (July 28)
6 - Mohamed Hachdadi of Morocco v Mauritius (July 25)
5 - Wesley Rono of Kenya v Botswana (July 29)
5 - Nongni Mefani of Cameroon v Morocco (July 24)
4 - Idriss Cherqi of Morocco v Algeria (July 30)
4 - Pastor Rebabonye of Botswana v Kenya (July 29)
4 - Marchal Kwizera of Rwanda v Cameroon (July 26)
4 - Sofiane Bouyoucef of Algeria v Egypt (July 25)
4 - Mohamed Hachdadi of Morocco v Cameroon (July 24)
4 - Kamal Ouali of Morocco v Cameroon (July 24)
4 - Skander Ben Tara of Tunisia v Mauritius (July 24)
4-  Skander Ben Tara of Tunisia v Cameroon (July 23)
4 - Mohamed Chikhi of Algeria v Botswana (July 23)
4 – Zouhair Elgaraoui of Morocco v Rwanda (July 22)
4 – Mohammed Hachdadi of Morocco v Rwanda (July 22)

Top Blocking Performances by Team
21 - Algeria v Tunisia (July 28)
18 - Rwanda v Kenya (July 28)
16 - Kenya v Botswana (July 29)
16 – Morocco v Rwanda (July 22)
15 - Morocco v Algeria (July 30)
14 - Tunisia v Morocco (July 26)
13 - Algeria v Tunisia (July 28)
13 - Morocco v Cameroon (July 24)
13 - Cameroon v Morocco (July 24)
12 - Tunisia v Mauritius (July 24)
12 - Tunisia v Cameroon (July 23)
12 - Cameroon v Tunisia (July 23)

Top Serving Performances
4 - Toufik Mahdjoubi of Algeria v Botswana (July 23)
3 - Maroen Garci of Tunisia v Algeria (July 28)
3 - Hudson Wanyama of Kenya v Rwanda (July 28)
3 - Ivan Nsabimana of Rwanda v Tunisia (July 25)
3 - Sofiane Bouyoucef of Algeria v Kenya (July 24)
3 - Khalid Ben Slimane of Tunisia v Cameroon (July 23)
3 - Hossam Youssef of Egypt v Kenya (July 22)
3 – Mohammed Hachdadi of Morocco v Rwanda (July 22)
3 – Mohammed Hachdadi of Morocco v Mauritius(July 25)

Top Serving Performances by Team
9 - Egypt v Kenya (July 22)
7 - Tunisia v Mauritius (July 24)
7 - Algeria v Botswana (July 23)
6 - Cameroon v Rwanda (July 29)
6 - Kenya v Botswana (July 29)
6 - Botswana v Kenya (July 29)
6 - Tunisia v Algeria (July))     
6 - Kenya v Rwanda (July 28)
5 - Rwanda v Kenya (July 28)
5 - Tunisia v Cameroon (July 23)
5 - Cameroon v Tunisia (July 23)

Highest Scorer by Round
Day 1: 20 – Mohammed Hachdadi of Morocco v Rwanda (July 22)
Day 2: 30 - Jean Ndaki of Cameroon v Tunisia (July 23)
Day 3: 27 - Mohamed Hachdadi of Morocco v Cameroon (July 24)
Day 4: 23 - Mohamed Hachdadi of Morocco v Mauritius (July 25)
Day 5: 25 - Mohamed Hachdadi of Morocco v Tunisia (July 26)
Day 6: 26 - Marouen Garci of Tunisia v Algeria (July 28)
Day 7: 24 - James Ontere of Kenya v Botswana (July 29)
Day 8: 25 - Mohamed Hachdadi of Morocco v Algeria (July 30)

Highest Set Score
Day 1: Morocco v Rwanda, 25-23 (July 22)
Day 2: Rwanda v Mauritius 26-24 (July 23)
Day 3: Morocco v Cameroon 30-28 (July 24)
Day 4: Morocco v Mauritius  28-26 (July 25)
Day 5: Tunisia v Morocco 29-27 (July 26)
Day 6: Kenya v Rwanda 28-26 (July 28)
       Egypt v Morocco 28-26 (July 28)
Day 7: Cameroon v Rwanda 25-23 (July 29)
Day 8: Egypt v Tunisia 26-24 (July 30)

Highest Scoring Matches
Day 1: Cameroon v Mauritius (July 22) 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-18) – 133 points
Day 2: Cameroon v Tunisia (July 23) 3-2 (25-23, 12-25, 21-25, 25-22, 15-12) - 205 points
Day 3: Cameroon v Morocco (July 24) 3-1 (25-18, 21-25, 30-28, 25-21) - 193 points
Day 4: Egypt v Algeria  (July 25) 3-2 (24-26, 25-19 ,25-20, 22-25, 15-10) - 211 Points
Day 5: Tunisia v Morocco (July 26) 3-1 (25-19, 16-25, 25-22, 29-27) - 188 points
Day 6: Tunisia v Algeria (July 28) 3-2 (19-25, 25-22, 27-25, 21-25, 15-12) - 216 points
Day 7: Botswana v Kenya (July 29) 3-2 (14-25, 19-25, 25-21, 25-20, 15-13) - 202 points
Day 8: Algeria v Morocco (July 30) 3-1 (21-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-20) - 181 points

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