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Egypt claim their eighth World Championship ticket in style

 
Egypt's captain Saleh Fathy digging

Nairobi, Kenya, February 10, 2014 – At the end of the five nation tournament on Monday, Egypt clinched the 2014 World Championship ticket following their victory over Cape Verde 3-0 (25-14, 25-14, 25-16).

Kenya beat Botswana 3-2 (26-28, 25-15, 24-26, 27-25, 19-17) in the last match on the fifth day of the 2014 FIVB Men’s World Championships Qualifiers Africa Pool U played at the Safaricom Indoor Arena in Nairobi on Monday.

Egypt achieved their first victory of the tournament after beating Kenya 3-1 (25-21, 25-22, 20-25, 25-20) and went on to beat Zambia 3-0 (25-13, 25-15, 25-15) before recording their third win of the tournament with a 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-9) victory against Botswana.

Egypt has qualified for the fifth time in row for the prestigious FIVB event and the eighth in total after 1974, 1978, 1986, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010.  The team finished in first position with a win-loss ratio of 4-0 followed by Kenya standing at 3-1. Botswana ended their campaign in third position with 2-2 record while Cape Verde finished fourth (1-3) ahead of Zambia (0-4). 

Saleh Youssef, captain of the Egypt team said: “The tournament was favourable on our side and we expected to qualify for the World Championships.”

The remaining two African slots for the 2014 Men's World Championship will be filled following the completion of two more qualification tournaments to be held in Cameroon and Tunisia.
 
Cameroon will host the men’s Pool T matches from February 12 to 18, with the participation of Algeria, Nigeria, Rwanda and Gabon besides the hosts. Tunisia will hold the Pool V matches in which they will battle it out against Seychelles, Congo Brazzaville, Senegal and Niger for a ticket to the World Championship.

The women’s contest for the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014 will start in Kenya as Nairobi welcomes Seychelles, Uganda, Tunisia, Senegal, Mozambique and Cape Verde in Pool U from February 16 to 23.

The conclusion of tournament in Kenya tournament will pave the way for the next qualification round that will see Algeria host Botswana, Ghana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria and Egypt in Pool T from February 23 to March 2. Africa will be represented by two women’s teams in the World Championships to be held from September 23 to October 12.

Results

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

1

06-Feb

KEN-CPV

3-0

25-14

25-17

25-15

 

 

75-46

1:06

200

2

06-Feb

ZAM-BOT

0-3

19-25

12-25

11-25

 

 

42-75

0:58

50

3

07-Feb

CPV-ZAM

3-1

25-21

31-29

27-29

25-21

 

108-100

1:49

600

4

07-Feb

EGY-KEN

3-1

25-21

25-22

20-25

25-20

 

95-88

1:41

5,100

5

08-Feb

ZAM-EGY

0-3

13-25

15-25

15-25

 

 

43-75

1:00

100

6

08-Feb

BOT-CPV

3-1

25-22

23-25

25-17

25-21

 

98-85

1:45

100

7

09-Feb

EGY-BOT

3-0

25-16

25-19

25-9

 

 

75-44

 

200

8

09-Feb

KEN-ZAM

3-0

25-15

25-15

25-17

 

 

75-47

1:00

 

9

10-Feb

BOT-KEN

2-3

28-26

15-25

26-24

25-27

17-19

111-121

2:26

750

10

10-Feb

CPV-EGY

0-3

14-25

14-25

16-25

 

 

44-75

1:00

100


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

EGY

Egypt

12

4

4

 

3

1

 

 

 

 

12

1

12.000

320

219

1.461

2

KEN

Kenya

8

4

3

1

2

 

1

 

1

 

10

5

2.000

359

299

1.201

3

BOT

Botswana

7

4

2

2

1

1

 

1

 

1

8

7

1.143

328

323

1.015

4

CPV

Cape Verde

3

4

1

3

 

1

 

 

1

2

4

10

0.400

283

348

0.813

5

ZAM

Zambia

 

4

 

4

 

 

 

 

1

3

1

12

0.083

232

333

0.697

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