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Tunisia collect third win in Men's Junior African Championship

 
Morocco picked up their second win of the tournament
 
Tunis, Tunisia, March 4, 2013 – Hosts Tunisia continued their winning streak at the 2013 Men's Junior African Nations Championship as they collected their third victory in a row to lead Pool A with nine points.

Tunisia overcame favourites Algeria 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 26-24) on the third day of the competition held at the Sidi Boussaid Hall in Tunis on Monday.

The African Nations Championship is a qualifying event for the FIVB Men's U21 world Championship to be held in Turkey later this year with the top four teams in Tunis guaranteed a ticket.

Also in Pool A, Congo Brazzaville secured their first win – against Sierra Leone 3-0 (25-22, 25-10, 25-16) – while Pool B saw a second victory for Morocco in their match against Libya. Morocco won the match 3-1 (20-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-16) to lead the pool along with Egypt, who had a rest day. RD Congo beat South Africa in straight sets (25-23, 25-21, 25-19) in the other pool match.

Tunisia lead Pool A with nine points, followed by Rwanda, Congo Brazzaville and Algeria with three points from 1-1 records and winless Sierra Leone (0-3).

Morocco and Egypt led Pool B with six points each from 2-0 records, followed by RD Congo (1-2) on four points, Libya (1-1) on two points and South Africa with no points after three losses.

Democratic Republic of Congo downed South Africa in straight sets (25-23, 25-21, 25-19) in a competitive match in Pool B. 





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