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Tunisia outlast Rwanda in All African clash


Rwanda's Yves Mutabazi attacks Tunisian Elyes Garfi and Adam Oueslati in Pool C match in Izmir

Izmir, Turkey, August 23, 2013 – African Champions and World No. 14 in Junior and Youth FIVB ranking, Tunisia overwhelmed No. 20 Rwanda in a straight set mission (25-12, 25-15, 25-18) in Pool C match of FIVB Men's U21 World Championship in Izmir, Turkey on Friday.

 After seond match Tunisia improved to 1-1, while Rwanda dropped to 0-2 in 2 matches till now.

 Opposites Adam Oueslati and middle blocker Elyes Garfi led the Tunisian scorers with 15 points each, while Rwanda's captain Aimable Mutuyimana contributed 13 for his team as best scorer from his side.

 The wide blocking performance (12 stuff blocks against 3) and service aces (6 against 3) made the difference in the match to the Tunisian side.

Tunisia started the match more organized in both backline defence and attacks and although the early injury of their captain Ousama Mrika, they could control the action through their setter Khaled Ben Slimene who used his combinations to deceive the opponent block and succeeded through the spikes of the outside hitter Malek Chekir and the opposite spiker Adam Oueslati to win the first set easily 25-12.

 The second set showed Tunisia using their powerful services to put a pressure upon the Rwandan team. Rwanda improved a little bit in defence but they had problems to develop the attacks. Tunisia again used the centers Garfi and Mohamed Brahem to stop the Rwandan attacks in their way to win the set 25-15.

 Chekir started the third set in service to record 6-0 lead which depressed the Rwandan for sometime till they returned back to save the match where they fought in defence and used the spikes of their captain Aimable Mutuyimana to decrease the point deficit, but again Tunisia finished the job and won the third set 25-18 and the match 3-0.

 

 

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