Favourites pull ahead of competition at the African Nations Championship
Tunisia pulled off an easy straight sets victory over Sierra Leone (25-11, 25-5, 25-14) in pool A, while Rwanda flew past Congo Brazzaville 3-1 (25-16, 25-16, 22-25, 25-15) in the best of the opening day matches.
In pool B, Egypt – last year’s runner up – secured victory over RD Congo 3-0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-13) while Morocco thwarted South Africa’s attempts to win 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-23)
The opening ceremony was attended by CAVB president Dr Amr Elwani, CAVB vice-president and Local Organising Committee president Munir Benslimane in addition to the Control Committee members.
The African Nation’s Championship is a qualifying event for the FIVB Men's Junior World Championship to be held in Turkey later this year. The top four teams in Tunis are guaranteed a ticket to the World Championships in Turkey. The championship will end on March 9.