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Flag of TunisiaTunisia

 

Tunisia is considered to be one of the leading nations in African Volleyball and justifiably so as it has the greatest number of Volleyball titles (14) in all age categories in the continent.

The national menís team has won eight with the last one being an African Nations Championship title in Cairo in August, which gave the team the honor to be the Africa representative in the 2003 World Cup in Japan.

Volleyball is getting more and more popular in Tunisia to the extent that it competes with football due to the good development programme prepared by the Tunisian Federation over the past two decades. The federation opened the door for professional players from Africa and Europe to play in the local competition without limitations to enhance the play and experience of the local players. Since then foreign players have been limited to only two per team to give local players more of a chance.

Strict rules were also put in place by the Tunisian Federation for the local clubs in order to promote Volleyball and the country is now reaping the dividends.

The high performance of the Tunisian players in the international championships has seen many talented players, including the likes of Noureddine Hfaiedh and Ghazi Guidara, go abroad to big European and Arabian clubs and play as professionals.

There are 10 big clubs in the Tunisian first division League as well as another 12 clubs in the second division.

14th African Nations Men's Championship in Egypt (August) finished first

Final: Tunisia beat Egypt 3-0 (25-19, 26-24, 27-25)
Semifinal: Tunisia beat Algeria 3-1 (29-31, 25-22, 25-22, 25-16)
Tunisia beat Rwanda 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-10)
Tunisia beat RD Congo 3-0 (25-13, 25-17, 25-16)
Tunisia lost to Egypt 3-1 (26-24, 25-22, 19-25, 28-26)
 
World Cup record

1999 - 12th
1995 - 12th
1991 - Eighth
1981 - Eighth
1969 - 11th