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Congo set up match with Tunisia for World Championship ticket

 
Niger achieved their first win against Senegal at the Men's World Championship qualifier in Tunisia

Tunis, Tunisia, March 6, 2014 - Congo Brazzaville remained unbeaten with their third consecutive victory after beating the Seychelles 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-16) on day four of the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship Poland 2014 Africa Pool V qualification tournament in the Palais des Sports Hall in Tunis, Tunisia on Thursday.

Niger achieved their tournament's first win over Senegal 3-1 (25-19, 25-12, 21-25, 25-14) to advance to third position.

With their third win Congo have now become the team to beat along with hosts Tunisia who were on a rest day. Both teams have a win-loss ratio of 3-0, and their match on day five of the tournament will be decisive one determining the last African ticket to the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship Poland 2014 from August August 30 to September 21.

Tunisia now lead the five nation round robin tournament with nine points, followed by Congo Brazzaville with eight pointsand the winner of their match on Friday will secure the World Championship ticket. Niger came third with a 1-2 record (four points) Seychelles placed fourth with 1-2 (three points) and Senegal ended their matches 0-4.

Day five of the competition will feature two encounters as Tunisia face Congo Brazzaville for the title while Seychelles play Niger for third position.

Congo Brazzaville v. Seychelles 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-16)

Congo Brazzaville maintained their record with a third straight victory over Seychelles 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-16) in 69 minutes. Congo improved their win-loss ratio to 3-0, while Seychelles dropped to 1-2.

Congo's Nkouka Abrahys led his team and match scorers with 20 points followed by Davy Kouehouassazo with 16 points. Simon Kenneth led the Seychelles' scorers with 11 points. 

The first set was very competitive with both teams using all their power in their attacks, but Congo was the better side in service and also in reception. After Congo led 8-5 at the first technical time out, the Seychelles came back with center Ah-Kong Rodney’s quick attacks but not before Congo's opposite Nkouka Abrahys sent his sharp spikes to give his team the set 25-21.

Congo took an early lead in the second set 18-11 when the Seychelles’ Daniel Lozanque spiked well to put his team back in the game and together with setter Paul Rose the scores reached 24-23. However they missed a service to lose the set 25-23 as Congo went to 2-0.

The motivated Congo team continued their strong game until they won the third set 25-16.

Niger v. Senegal 3-1 (25-19, 25-12, 21-25, 25-14)

Niger pulled off a 3-1 (25-19, 25-12, 21-25, 25-14) victory over Senegal in 86 minutes. It was the first win for Niger allowing them to improve their win-loss ratio to 1-2, while Senegal finished their matches 0-4.

Djibril Amadou led Niger and the match scorers with 16 points, while Cheikh Fofona was the best on the Senegalese side with 11 points.

Niger started the match using their blockers to stop the Senegalese attacks winning the crucial points to take the score to 25-19. Niger’s spirit increased as they continued their aggressive attacks to win the second set and widen the point deficit 25-12.

Senegal played their best in the third set when they improved their combinations through setter Soulemane Goudiaby overturning Niger’s lead 16-10 to win the set 25-21. 

Niger regained their power and motivation in the fourth set and played their best till the draw 8-8 when they took over the situation completely till they won the set 25-14 and the match 3-1.

Results

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

1

03-Mar

SEN-SEY

1-3

16-25

25-18

22-25

19-25

 

82-93

1:40

100

2

03-Mar

NIG-TUN

0-3

16-25

13-25

12-25

 

 

41-75

1:06

250

3

04-Mar

CGO-NIG

3-2

25-17

35-37

14-25

25-17

15-12

114-108

2:04

100

4

04-Mar

TUN-SEN

3-0

25-16

25-7

25-17

 

 

75-40

1:02

170

5

05-Mar

SEN-CGO

0-3

16-25

16-25

16-25

 

 

48-75

1:13

120

6

05-Mar

SEY-TUN

0-3

19-25

10-25

16-25

 

 

45-75

1:05

160

7

06-Mar

CGO-SEY

3-0

25-21

25-23

25-16

 

 

75-60

1:15

80

8

06-Mar

NIG-SEN

3-1

25-19

25-12

21-25

25-14

 

96-70

1:35

120

9

07-Mar

SEY-NIG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

07-Mar

TUN-CGO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

TUN

TUNISIE

9

3

3

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

MAX

225

126

1,786

2

CGO

CONGO BRAZAVLLE

8

3

3

 

2

 

1

 

 

 

9

2

4,500

264

216

1,222

3

NIG

NIGER

4

3

1

2

 

1

 

1

 

1

5

7

0,714

245

259

0,946

4

SEY

SEYCHELLES

3

3

1

2

 

1

 

 

 

2

3

7

0,429

198

232

0,853

5

SEN

SENEGAL

 

4

 

4

 

 

 

 

2

2

2

12

0,167

240

339

0,708

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