Kenya and Cameroon record third win as Tunisia top the African classic at Women's African Nations
Nairobi. Kenya, September 16, 2013- Host and 7 time African champions Kenya claimed their third victory in row against 2011 runner up Algeria 3-0 (25-19, 25-15, 25-13), while Cameroon marked also third win against Senegal in the third day of the 2013 Women's African nations Championship held at Kasarani Moi International Sports Center in Nairobi, Kenya on Monday.
The exciting day featured also a valuable victory for Tunisia over Egypt 3-0 (25-21, 28-26. 25-18) in another classic North African derby
At the end of the competition third day Kenya led the standings by 9 points from win- loss ratio of 3-0 and remained as they only team who didn't drop a set, followed by Cameroon 7 points from three victory. Both Kenya and Cameroon are the only unbeaten teams in the tournament till now. Tunisia comes third with 6 points (2-1), Senegal fourth with 3 points (1-2) ahead of both Egypt and Algeria 1 point (both 0-3).
Tuesday will be a rest day for all the participating teams before the competition resume on Wednesday or the fourth day of the round robin tournament.
Cameroon v Senegal 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-21)
Cameroon continued their winning rhythm as they took over Senegal 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-21) in their third match lasting 73 minutes.
Cameroon improved their win- loss ratio to 3-0, while Senegal dropped to 1-2 in three matches played by each team.
Outstanding spiker Nana Tchoudjang hammered the Senegalese with 19 points to finish as the match and her team scorer followed by Bassoko Moma 11 points. Binetou Sow was Senegal's best scorer with 11 points followed by Sokhna Gueye 10 points.
The dominance of Cameroon blockers made the difference as they succeeded to stop their opponent attacks. On the other hand Cameroon depended on the quick attacks through the centers which was potent weapon in the crucial moments of the match.
Tunisia claimed a valuable victory against their rivals Egypt 3-0 (25-21, 28-26. 25-18) in a classic North African clash, lasting 82 minutes.
Tunisia improved their win- loss ratio in three matches to 2-1, while Egypt dropped to 0-3, but both teams have now narrow hopes of top positions.
Outside hitters Nihel Ghoul and Kaouthar Jemall were Tunisia's best scorers with 13 points each, while Aya Elshamy and Nirmeen Seifelnasr contributed 9 points each for their team as best scorers.
Egypt early led in each of the first and second sets, but due to the frequent mistakes done in reception and attacks they lost both sets before Tunisia overwhelmed the situation in the third set to win 3-0. Tunisia concluded the match in better statistics in all the skills specially the serving and the serving and blocking.
Kenya v Algeria 3-0 (25-19, 25-15, 25-13)
Kenya flew past Algeria 3-0 (25-19, 25-15, 25-13) in a repeat of 2011 edition final to stay as the only team who didn't conceded a set in the tournament so far.
The host improved to 3-0 and raised their points to 9, While Algeria dropped to 0-3.
Kenya's outside spiker Mercy Moim and Center Bracksides Khadambi claimed 13 points for their team as best scorer, while Algeria's Mouni Abderrahim was her team scorer with 7 points
Kenya put a great pressure upon their opponent with the service beside using their strong middle blockers from position 3.
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