Rwanda edge Cameroon to book ticket to semis

They joined, in semi-finals, three North African giants namely; Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt.
Rwanda progressed to semi-finals as Group A first runners-up with 5 points, four behind leaders Tunisia. Courtesy

Friday

Group A

Rwanda 3-2 Cameroun
Tunisia 3-0 Nigeria

Group B

Egypt 3-1 Morocco
DRC 3-1 Chad

RWANDA U-21 men’s national volleyball team have secured slot to semi-finals of the ongoing African championship in Nigeria, after overcoming Cameroon in a five-set thriller Friday night.

Paul Bitok’s side completed the semifinal line up at the 2018 Men's U21 African Nations Championship following their hard-fought victory over Cameroon 3-2 (25-21, 25-19, 23-25, 22-25, 15-12) on day 3 of competition.

They joined, in semi-finals, three North African giants namely; Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt.

Besides Rwanda’s crucial on Friday, Tunisia also beat the hosts in straight sets 25-17, 32-30 and 25-16 to advance to the last four as Group A leaders with a maximum nine points.

In Group B, mighty Egypt overcame Morocco 3-1 (25-13, 18-25, 25-20, 25-14) while the Democratic Republic of Congo also defeated Chad in four sets (25-23, 13-25, 25-21, 25-14). However, both sides had already eliminated from the tournament after Day 2 on Thursday.

In Sunday’s semi-finals, Rwanda take on Egypt while Tunisia face Morocco.

Ranking

Group A

1. Tunisia 9 pts
2. Rwanda 5 pts
3. Nigeria 2 pts
4. Cameroon 2pts

Group B

1. Egypt 9pts
2. Morocco 6pts
3. DR Congo 3pts
4. Chad (no point)

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