Egypt qualify for FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship Poland 2014
Nairobi, Kenya, February 10, 2014 – Egypt’s men's national
volleyball team has claimed one of the three tickets reserved for Africa in the
2014 FIVB World Championships that will be held in Poland from August 30 to
In the second set, Egypt improved their service through jump floater Elkotb Ahmed and capitalised on Cape Verde’s weak defense to score quick points.
Egypt then went up 8-2 in the first technical time out before taking a 16-11 lead at the next break.
Egypt continued to gain more points with their powerful service that proved too hard for Cape Verde to receive. The second set ended in a 25-14 victory for Egypt.
The third set saw Cape Verde improve their blocks with the help of towering captain Reis Vadir (200cm) and Paulo Fernandez to score important points. But Egypt continued to dominate the set and open a huge gap at 21-12 before reaching set point at 25-16.
The remaining two vacancies for the FIVB Volleyball
Men’s World Championship Poland 2014 will be after the two qualification
tournaments that will be held in Cameroon and Tunisia.
Tunisia will host the Pool V matches in which they will battle it out against Seychelles, Congo Brazzaville, Senegal and Niger for a ticket to the World Championship.
The qualification tournaments for the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014, will start in Kenya as Nairobi welcomes Seychelles, Uganda, Tunisia, Senegal, Mozambique and Cape Verde in Pool U from February 16 to 23.
The conclusion of tournament in Kenya will pave the way for the next qualification round that will see Algeria host Botswana, Ghana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria and Egypt in Pool T from February 23 to March 2. Africa will be represented by two women’s teams in the women’s World Championship that will take place in from September 23 to October 12 in 2014.