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Favourites Tunisia and Cameroon set to clash on opening day of African Nations champs

 
The team delegates attend the technical meeting ahead of the drawing of lots at the 2011 Men’s African Nations Championship on Wednesday
 
Tangier, Morocco, September 22, 2011 – African heavyweights Cameroon and Tunisia are set to clash on the opening day of the 2011 Men’s African Nations Championship after the drawing of lots was completed in Tangier, Morocco on Wednesday, with the tournament set to take place in the city from September 23 to 29.

The eventual champions will earn a berth to the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Cup, due to take place in Japan from November 20 to December 4, with the top three ranked teams then earning a coveted spot at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The eight teams were distributed into two groups with hosts Morocco drawn in a tough group alongside Cameroon, Tunisia and Botswana Pool A. Pool B will see an early remake of the final at the last edition, with defending champions Egypt, who have won the tournament on the last three occasions, set to take on Algeria. They will be joined by South Africa and Congo Brazzaville.

The drawing of lots was attended by Morocco Volleyball Association president and the head of the organizing committee Abdelhadi Ghzali, SOC delgate Mory Kieta, referee delegate Hassan Ahmed and most of the Morocco Volleyball Federation board members.

Tunisia are the record holders in terms of the number of titles to their name, with eight cups since the tournament began in 1976. Egypt have captured the crown five times, including the last three editions. Both Algeria and Cameroon have won the title twice.  

Pool Composition
Pool A
Morocco
Cameroon
Tunisia
Botswana

Pool B
Egypt
Algeria
South Africa
Congo Brazzaville

Day 1 Program on Friday, September 22, 2011
Pool A
Morocco v Botswana
Cameroon v Tunisia
Pool B
Egypt v South Africa
Algeria v Congo Brazzaville

Match Schdule- First round

POOL   A (4)                            POOL   B (4)        
                        
September 23
MOROCCO    vs    BOTSWANA        EGYPT    vs    SOUTH AFRICA
                        
CAMEROUN    vs    TUNISIA        ALGERIA    vs    CONGO BRAZZA
                        
September 24                         
BOTSWANA    vs    TUNISIA        SOUTH AFRICA    vs    CONGO BRAZZA
                        
MOROCCO    vs    CAMEROUN        EGYPT    vs    ALGERIA
                        
September 25                
CAMEROUN    vs    BOTSWANA        ALGERIA    vs    SOUTH AFRICA
                        
TUNISIA    vs    MOROCCO        CONGO BRAZZA    vs    EGYPT





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