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Nigeria and Niger clinch tickets to the final round of Men's World Champs Qualifier

 
Niger men's team upset Ghana to qualify to the finals of World Championship qualifier

Niamey, Niger, October 27, 2013 – Nigeria’s men's volleyball team claimed the gold medal at the 2014 FIVB Men's World Championship Zone 3 (Pool O) qualification tournament after defeating  Burkina Faso 3-0 (28-26, 25-20, 25-11) on the third and final day of the qualifier held in Niamey, Niger on Thursday.

Nigeria finished the four nation tournament with a clean sheet of 3-0 with nine points, while Burkina dropped to 0-3 to finish fourth.

The Niger team claimed a crucial victory against the experienced Ghana team in an epic tiebreaker 3-2 (25-22, 17-25, 25-14, 14-25, 15-9) to join Nigeria in the final round of qualification tournaments to be held in January and February 2014.

Niger improved their win-loss ratio to 2-1 with 5 points, while Ghana dropped to 1-2 with 4 points.

Nigeria will be grouped in Pool 1 of the finals to be held in Cameroon, while Niger will join Pool 3 in Tunisia. 

Results

Day 1

Ghana v Burkina 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-10)
Nigeria v Niger   3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-22)

Day 2

Nigeria v Ghana 3-1 (25-19, 21-25, 29-27, 25-21)
Niger v Burkina Faso 3-1 (27-25, 16-25, 25-11, 25-11)

Day 3

Nigeria v Burkina Faso 3-0 (28-26, 25-20, 25-11)
Niger v Ghana 3-2 (25-22, 17-25, 25-14, 14-25, 15-9)

Ranking 

Pays

Points

Sets won

Sets lost

Point won

Point lost

Sets Quotient

points Quotient

 

1.     Nigeria

9

9

1

253

 214

9

1,182

2.     Niger

5

6

6

254

242

1

1,050

3.     Ghana

4

6

6

262

242

1

1,083

4.     Burkina Faso

0

1

9

175

246

0,111

0,711

 

 



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