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Tunisia complete semifinal line-up at Men's African Nations Championship

 
Cairo, Egypt, July 26, 2015 – Tunisia completed the semifinal line-up at the 2015 Men's African Nations Championship after they overpowered Morocco 3-1 (25-19, 16-25, 25-22, 29-27) on Day 5 of the competition at Cairo Stadium Complex on Sunday.

Tunisia joined Egypt and Algeria from Pool A and Morocco from Pool B in the semifinals.

Defending champions Egypt, winners of Pool A will face Morocco, who were second in Pool B, while Pool B winners Tunisia will meet Algeria, second in Pool A, in the semifinals on Tuesday.

Egypt topped Pool A with eight points from a 3-0 record, followed by Algeria (seven, 2-1), Kenya (three points, 1-2) and Botswana (no points, 0-3).  

Tunisia led Pool B with 10 points from a 3-1 record, followed by Morocco (nine points, 3-1), Cameroon (eight points, 3-1), Rwanda (three points, 1-3) and Mauritius (no points, 0-4).

Tuesday also sees two playoff matches for the 5-8 bracket: Kenya v Rwanda, and Cameroon v Botswana.

The two semifinal winners from the African Championship will qualify for the 2015 FIVB Men's World Cup in Japan.  

Pool B
Tunisia v Morocco 3-1 (25-19, 16-25, 25-22, 29-27)
Tunisia eventually outplayed Morocco in a tight finish, but Morocco’s Mohamed Hachdadi led the match scorers with 25 points. It was the third day in a row he was the best scorer of the day. Marouen Garci led Tunisia with 20 points.  

Cameroon v Rwanda 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-17)
Cameroon beat Rwanda 3-0 in 75 minutes. Jean Ndaki was the top scorer for Cameroon with 12 points, followed by Olivier Nongoni with 11 points. Guma Yakan led Rwanda with 14 points.

Semifinal programme on July 28, 2015

Semifinal 1-4 

18:00 Egypt  1st A v 2nd B Morocco
16:00 Tunisia 1st B v 2nd A Algeria 

Playoff 5-8 Positions 

12:00 Kenya 3rd A v 4th B Rwanda
14:00 Cameroon 3rd B v 4th A Botswana

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)
25 - Mohamed Hachdadi of Morocco v Tunisia (July 26)
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 - 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)
14 - Guma Yakan of Rwanda v Mauritius (July 23)
14 - Christophe Mukunzi of Rwanda v Mauritius (July 23)
14 - Alfred Mandez of Mauritius v Rwanda (July 23)  

Top Blocking Performances
6 - Mohamed Hachdadi of Morocco v Mauritius (July 25)
5 - Nongni Mefani of Cameroon v Morocco (July 24)
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
16 – Morocco v Rwanda (July 22)
14 - Tunisia v Morocco (July 26)
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)
11 – Cameroon v Mauritius (July 22)

Top Serving Performances
4 - Toufik Mahdjoubi of Algeria v Botswana (July 23)
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)
5 - Tunisia v Cameroon (July 23)
5 - Cameroon v Tunisia (July 23)
4 – Morocco v Rwanda (July 22)
4 - Rwanda v Morocco (July 22)
4 - Tunisia v Rwanda (July 25) 
4 - Rwanda v Tunisia (July 25)

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) 

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) 

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

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