Rwanda surprise Algeria in U19 African qualifiers
The Rwandan team surprised everyone by emerging as 3-1 (25-16, 25-20, 19-25, 24-26) victors after 130 minutes of play against the home team. Rwanda’s squad has made great progress in recent years. For Algeria, the loss is a serious blow that puts them at a disadvantage heading into their next match against Egypt’s formidable team on Thursday.
Egypt were straight-sets winners over defending African champions Tunisia (25-14, 25-17, 25-20) in the other opening day match. A stronger block was the key to victory for Mohamed Ellankany’s charges.
The teams rest on Wednesday before play resumes on Thursday.
Thursday, January 24, 15:00 – Tunisia v Rwanda
Thursday, January 24, 17:00 – Algeria v Egypt
Friday, January 25, 15:00 – Egypt v Rwanda
Friday, January 25, 17:00 – Tunisia v Algeria