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Egypt win opener at Boys' U19 African Nations Championship

 
Egypt celebrate their victory against Algeria
 
Kelibia, Tunisia, January 22, 2015 - Defending champions Egypt cruised past North African rivals Algeria 3-0 (25-16, 25-15, 25-18) in the opening match of the 2015 Boys' U19 African Nations Championship in Kelibia, Tunisia on Wednesday. The three-nation tournament acts as a qualifier for the FIVB Boys' U19 World Championship to be held in Argentina later this year.
 
The defending champions overwhelmed their opponents in three sets without giving the Algerian team the opportunity to make their mark on the match. Egypt start the competition with a 1-0 win-loss ratio, while Algeria begin with a defeat.
 
Day two of the competition will see hosts Tunisia competing with Algeria on Thursday, while Friday will be a rest day.  
 
The competition features three teams competing for gold, with Egypt and Algeria joined by Tunisia.

Match schedule and results:
Date             Teams                 Result
January 21    Egypt-Algeria       3-0 (25-16, 25-15, 25-18)
January 22    Tunisia-Algeria                                  
January 24    Egypt-Tunisia                                   
 
Standings
                                            Points          
1    Egypt                              3
2    Tunisia                                                               
3    Algeria                            0





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