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Rwanda one step closer to Men's World Championship

 
Cameroon team play against Gabon in their last match of the 2014 World champs qualifier

Yaoundé, Cameroon, February 16, 2014 – Rwanda is one step closer to qualifying for the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championships 2014 Poland, after defeating Nigeria 3-1 (25-23, 25-16, 21-25, 25-17) in the fourth day of the African qualifying tournament Pool T at Palais des Sports in Yaoundé, Cameroon on Sunday.

Rwanda finished their matches with a win-loss ratio of 3-1, leading the five-nation tournament with 9 points, while Nigeria dropped to 1-2 with 3 points.

Christophe Mukunzi led Rwanda with 14 points, while Seyefa Dikiyya topped Nigeria's scorers with 18.

In the other match of the day, Algeria defeated Gabon 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-10). Algeria improved their record to 2-1, with one remaining encounter against Nigeria in the fifth and last day of the tournament Tuesday. Gabon fell to 0-3.

Algerian opposite spiker Toufik Mahdjoubi played the greatest role in the victory as the team’s best scorer with 14 points.

Algeria will play Nigeria and Cameroon will compete against Gabon on Tuesday, to determine the winner of the tournament.

The victor of the five-nation round robin tournament will secure a ticket to the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship to be held in Poland from Aug. 30 to Sept. 21.

Results

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

1

13-Feb

RWA-ALG

0-3

23-25

12-25

19-25

 

 

54-75

1:11

 

2

13-Feb

NGR-CMR

1-3

11-25

25-22

18-25

19-25

 

73-97

1:40

 

3

14-Feb

GAB-NGR

1-3

25-22

20-25

11-25

16-25

 

72-97

1:26

 

4

14-Feb

CMR-RWA

1-3

20-25

20-25

25-22

17-25

 

82-97

1:45

 

5

15-Feb

RWA-GAB

3-1

25-15

25-19

24-26

25-17

 

99-77

1:30

 

6

15-Feb

ALG-CMR

0-3

26-28

21-25

15-25

 

 

62-78

1:19

 

7

16-Feb

GAB-ALG

0-3

21-25

21-25

10-25

 

 

52-75

1:09

 

8

16-Feb

NGR-RWA

1-3

23-25

16-25

25-21

17-25

 

81-96

1:53

 

9

17-Feb

ALG-NGR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

17-Feb

CMR-GAB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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

RWA

Rwanda

9

4

3

1

 

3

 

 

 

1

9

6

1.500

346

315

1.098

2

ALG

Algeria

6

3

2

1

2

 

 

 

 

1

6

3

2.000

212

184

1.152

3

CMR

Cameroon

6

3

2

1

1

1

 

 

1

 

7

4

1.750

257

232

1.108

4

NGR

Nigeria

3

3

1

2

 

1

 

 

2

 

5

7

0.714

251

265

0.947

5

GAB

Gabon

 

3

 

3

 

 

 

 

2

1

2

9

0.222

201

271

0.742




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