23 September 2021

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CAVB: Tunisia crowned African champions for the 11th time

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The 23rd edition of the African Nations Championship, held in Rwanda from September 7 to 14, ended with its medal matches.

In the match for gold medal match, Tunisia beat Cameroon in four sets (16:25, 25:21, 25:21, 25:16) to win the title.
For Tunisia, this is the 11th title and the third in a row (1967, 1971, 1979, 1987, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2017, 2019, 2021). Thus both Tunisia and Cameroon qualified for the FIVB World Championship in Russia next year.

Tunisia’s roster: Mehdi Ben Cheikh, Khaled Ben Slimane, Mohamed Ali Ben Othman, Wassim Ben Tara, Omar Agrebi, Ilyès Karamosly, Ismail Moalla, Salim Mbarki, Hamza Nagga, Ahmed Kadhi, Saddem Hemissi, Ali Bongui, Yassine Kassis and Mohamed Ayech

In the match for the bronze medal, Egypt defeated Morocco with the same result, and this is 3rd bronze medal for Egypt (1989, 1993 and 2021). Partially it was 25:23, 26:28, 21:25 and 18:25. Morocco finished in 4th place, while Uganda, led by Daudi Okello, finished in 5th place, which is their best result ever.

These are individual awards of the African Nations Championship:

• Most Valuable Player: Mohamed Al Hachdadi (MAR)
• Best Libero: Mohamed Reda (EGY)
• Best Receiver: Zouheir Elgraoui (MAR)
• Best Attacker: Wassim Ben Tara (TUN)
• Best Setter: Khalid Ben Slimane (TUN)
• Best Blocker: Christian Voukeng Mbativou (CMR)
• Best Server: YvanArthur Kody (CMR)

| Gold medal match:
• Cameroon – Tunisia 1-3 (25:16, 21:25, 21:25, 16:25)

| Bronze medal match:
• Morocco – Egypt 1-3 (25:23, 26:28, 21:25, 18:25)

Ranking:
1. Tunisia
2. Cameroon
3. Egypt
4. Morocco
5. Uganda
6. Rwanda
7. Nigeria
8. DR Congo
9. Kenya
10. Mali
11. Burundi
12. Niger
13. Burkina Faso
14.South Sudan
15.Ethiopia
16. Tanzania

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