Rwanda one step closer to Men's World Championship
Yaoundé, Cameroon, February 16, 2014 – Rwanda is one step closer to qualifying for the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championships 2014 Poland, after defeating Nigeria 3-1 (25-23, 25-16, 21-25, 25-17) in the fourth day of the African qualifying tournament Pool T at Palais des Sports in Yaoundé, Cameroon on Sunday.
Rwanda finished their matches with a win-loss ratio of 3-1, leading the five-nation tournament with 9 points, while Nigeria dropped to 1-2 with 3 points.
Christophe Mukunzi led Rwanda with 14 points, while Seyefa Dikiyya topped Nigeria's scorers with 18.
In the other match of the day, Algeria defeated Gabon 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-10). Algeria improved their record to 2-1, with one remaining encounter against Nigeria in the fifth and last day of the tournament Tuesday. Gabon fell to 0-3.
Algerian opposite spiker Toufik Mahdjoubi played the greatest role in the victory as the team’s best scorer with 14 points.
Algeria will play Nigeria and Cameroon will compete against Gabon on Tuesday, to determine the winner of the tournament.
The victor of the five-nation round robin tournament will secure a ticket to the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship to be held in Poland from Aug. 30 to Sept. 21.