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Kenya claim fourth win as Tunisia upset fighting Senegal at Women's African Nations

 
Kenya celebrating the victory against Cameroon in the fourth day of the 2013 Women's African Nations Championship in Kenya

 Nairobi. Kenya, September 18, 2013- Host Kenya added continued entertaining home crowd after their fourth straight victory over Cameroon 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-22) in the fourth day of the 2013 Women's African nations Championship held at Kasarani Moi International Sports Center in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday. 

 Kenya raised their points to 12 and play on Thursday against Tunisia who set their third victory against Senegal 3-1 (25-14, 25-16, 18-25, 25-22) for the title of the 16th edition. Egypt recorded their first win after grueling five set Marathon 3-2 (20-25, 25-21, 25-19, 24-26, 15-12).

 By the end of the fourth day Kenya led the 6 nation tournament with 4-0 (12 points), followed by Tunisia 3-1 (9 points), Cameroon third 3-1 (7 points), Egypt fourth 1-3 (3 points) and Senegal 1-3 (3 points) and finally Algeria 0-4 (2 points). 
 
The competition will be concluded on Thursday with the fifth and last day of the round robin tournament where Kenya need only two sets against Tunisia to secure their eighth crown. Cameroon face Algeria while Egypt play Senegal for the other ranking positions.

Egypt v Algeria 3-2 (20-25, 25-21, 25-19, 24-26, 15-12)
 
Egypt claimed their tournaments first victory after epic five setter over Algeria 3-2 (20-25, 25-21, 25-19, 24-26, 15-12) in another North African derby.

 Egypt improved their win- loss ratio to 1-3 gaining 3 points, While Algeria dropped to 0-4 with 2 points.

 Egypt's outside hitter Farah Ahmed was the best scorer from her side with 13 points followed by Nirmeen Seifelnasr 12 points. Algeria's big gun Safia Boukhima was her team scorer with 21 points followed center Mouni Abderrahim 14 points.

 Egypt's Middle blocker Nirmeen Seifelnasr and libero Nihal Ahmed were behind the victory specially the first who played also as an opposite spiker due to the injury of the main opposite Aya Elshamy.

 Algeria dominated the first set through using their powerful service which disturbed the Egyptian attacking strategy. Algeria kept their leading throughout the set till they won the set 25-20. Egypt's coach made a tactical change shifting the middle blocker Nirmeen Seifelnasr to play as opposite spiker instead of the injured Aya Elshamy as the team succeeded to overwhelm the net action to win the second set 25-21 and the third set 25-19 to lead 2-1. The fourth set was very exciting as Algeria had early lead due to the combinations led by the setter Silya Magnana till Egypt returned back and had the lead after the second TTO. Algeria used the fast attacks through Mouni Abderrahim to win the longest set 26-24 which leveled the score 2-2 to extend the match to tiebreak. Egypt made some substitutions in the tiebreak 

Tunisia v Senegal 3-1 (25-14, 25-16, 18-25, 25-22)

Tunisia rebounded in the optimum time to stop the Senegal's fever in their way to win their tournament's third match 3-1 (25-14, 25-16, 18-25, 25-22).

 Tunisia improved their competition record to 3-1 with 9 points, while Senegal dropped to 1-3 with 3 points.

Rahma Agrebi and Kaouthar Jemall were Tunisia top scorers with 15 points each followed by Nihel Ghoul 11 points. From the Senegalese side Binetou Sow contributed impressive 23 points making over one of the tournament's best scoring performances with 23 points scored.

 Tunisia started the match in their optimum performance with the outside attacker Nihel Ghoul playing a great role in scoring from the wings of the net. She was aided also by the skillful job done by the setter Maroua Brahoumi who led the combinations, so Tunisia led easily 2-0 after two wide sets 25-14 and 25-16. Senegal rebounded aggressively in the third set with the improvement of their blocking activity until they won the set 25-18. The thrilling fourth set started with high motivations form Senegalese players until the last few points when the Tunisian experience settled the situation as they won 25-22 and the match 3-1.

Kenya v Cameroon (25-22, 25-20, 25-22)

Kenya fought bravely to stop the late Cameroon motivations to win their fourth tournaments victory 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-22) in front of 1500 spectators.

 Kenya improved their record to 4-0 and stayed as the only unbeaten team and the only who didn't concede a set till now. Cameroon dropped to 3-1 with 7 points.

Kenya's outstanding hitter Mercy Moim was her team and match scorer with 17 points followed by Ruth Jepngetich 12 points. Nana Tchoudjang contributed 9 points as best scorer from Cameroonian side.

 Kenya started the match aggressively in the first and second set using their strong spikers specially Moim and Everlyn Makuto. Cameroon came back strongly in the third set when they were back 8-18 before they decreased the point deficit to 22-23 and lost after the best rallies in the match.

 "We hope to win the remaining match 3-0 against Tunisia to finish the competition without dropping a set," Kenya Captain Brackcides Khadambi said. "We succeeded today to overcome the Cameroonian blockers with our quick attacks and proper defence but we need more concentration tomorrow against Tunisia."

 

Results

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

1

14-Sep

CMR-EGY

3-2

25-23

21-25

26-24

15-25

15-8

102-105

2:01

300

2

14-Sep

TUN-ALG

3-2

25-17

22-25

25-12

22-25

15-6

109-85

1:48

100

3

14-Sep

SEN-KEN

0-3

20-25

20-25

16-25

 

 

56-75

1:14

500

4

15-Sep

EGY-KEN

0-3

20-25

20-25

12-25

 

 

52-75

1:08

800

5

15-Sep

ALG-SEN

0-3

18-25

15-25

19-25

 

 

52-75

1:17

200

6

15-Sep

CMR-TUN

3-2

25-12

20-25

22-25

25-17

15-10

107-89

2:00

500

7

16-Sep

TUN-EGY

3-0

25-21

28-26

25-18

 

 

78-65

1:22

100

8

16-Sep

SEN-CMR

0-3

17-25

15-25

21-25

 

 

53-75

1:13

50

9

16-Sep

KEN-ALG

3-0

25-19

25-15

25-13

 

 

75-47

1:05

200

10

18-Sep

ALG-EGY

2-3

25-20

21-25

19-25

26-24

12-15

103-109

2:14

100

11

18-Sep

CMR-KEN

0-3

22-25

20-25

22-25

 

 

64-75

1:16

500

12

18-Sep

TUN-SEN

3-1

25-14

25-16

18-25

25-22

 

93-77

1:31

400

 

Standings

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

KEN

KENYA

12

4

4

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

12

 

MAX

300

219

1.370

2

TUN

TUNISIE

9

4

3

1

1

1

1

1

 

 

11

6

1.833

369

334

1.105

3

CMR

CAMERO0N

7

4

3

1

1

 

2

 

 

1

9

7

1.286

348

322

1.081

4

EGY

EGYPT

3

4

1

3

 

 

1

1

 

2

5

11

0.455

331

358

0.925

5

SEN

SENEGAL

3

4

1

3

1

 

 

 

1

2

4

9

0.444

261

295

0.885

6

ALG

ALGERIA

2

4

 

4

 

 

 

2

 

2

4

12

0.333

287

368

0.780

2013 Women's African Nations Championship performances

Top Scoring Performances
27 – Aya Elshami of Egypt v Cameroon (September 14)
23 – Binetou Sow of Senegal v Tunisia (September 18)
22 – Nana Tchoudjang of Cameroon v Tunisia (September 15)
21 – Safia Boukhima of Algeria v Egypt (September 18)
21 – Nihel Ghoul of Tunisia v Algeria (September 14)
20 – Nana Tchoudjang of Cameroon v Egypt (September 14)
19 – Nana Tchoudjang of Cameroon v Senegal (September 16)
18 – Mouni Abderrahim of Algeria v Tunisia (September 14)
18 – Ruth Jepngetich of Kenya v Egypt (September 15)

Top Blocking Performances
7 – Farida Alaskalany of Egypt v Algeria (September 18)
7 – Youomkil Ngo of Cameroon v Tunisia (September 15)
6 – Mbala Eba'a of Cameroon v Tunisia (September 15)
5 – Heidi Kandel of Egypt v Algeria (September 18)
5 – Sokhna Gueye of Senegal v Cameroon (September 16)
5 – Sokhna Gueye of Senegal v Algeria (September 15)
4 – Farida Alaskalany of Egypt v Kenya (September 15)
4 – Violet Makuto of Kenya v Egypt (September 15)
4 – Bassoko Moma of Cameroon v Tunisia (September 15)
4 – Mbala Eba'a of Cameroon v Egypt (September 14)
4 – Farida Alaskalany of Egypt v Cameroon (September 14)
4 – Maissa Lengliz of Egypt v Cameroon (September 14)
4 – Ruth Jepngetich of Kenya v Senegal (September 14)

Top Blocking Performances by Team
24 – Cameroon v Tunisia (September 15)
23 – Egypt v Algeria (September 18)
13 – Senegal v Algeria (September 15)
12 – Tunisia v Algeria (September 14)
11 – Cameroon v Senegal (September 16)
11 – Kenya v Egypt (September 15)
11 – Cameroon v Egypt (September 14)

Top Serving Performances
5 – Ruth Jepngetich of Kenya v Egypt (September 15)
4 – Silya Magnana of Algeria v Egypt (September 18)
5 – Safia Boukhima of Algeria v Egypt (September 18)

Top Serving Performances by Team
13 – Algeria v Egypt (September 15)
9  – Kenya v Egypt (September 15)
7  – Kenya v Senegal (September 14)
6  – Cameroon v Senegal (September 16)
5  – Cameroon v Egypt (September 14)

Highest Scorer by Day
Day 1: Aya Elshami of Egypt v Cameroon 27 (September 14)
Day 2: Nana Tchoudjang of Cameroon v Tunisia  22 (September 15)
Day 3: Nana Tchoudjang of Cameroon v Tunisia  19 (September 16)
Day 4: Binetou Sow of Senegal v Tunisia 23 (September 18)

Highest Set Score
Day 1: Cameroon v Egypt , 26-24
Day 2: Cameroon v Tunisia 25-22
Day 3: Tunisia v Egypt 28-26
Day 4: Algeria v Egypt 26-24

Highest Scoring Matches
Day 1: Cameroon v Egypt , 3-2 (25-23, 21-25, 26-24, 15-25, 15-8) – 207 points
Day 2: Cameroon v Tunisia , 3-2 (25-12, 20-25, 22-25, 25-17, 15-11) – 197 Points
Day 3: Tunisia v Egypt , 3-0 (25-21, 28-26, 25-18) – 143 Points
Day 4: Egypt v Algeria , 3-2 (20-25, 25-21, 25-19, 24-26, 15-12) – 212 points 

 

 

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