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Egypt claim Boys' U19 African Nations Championship

Egypt celebrate winning the Boys' U19 African Championship
Kelibia, Tunisia, January 24, 2015 - Egypt clinched a thrilling victory over hosts Tunisia 3-2 (25-22, 24-26, 19-25, 25-21, 15-11) to claim the 2015 Boys' U19 African Nations Championship held at Kelibia, Tunisia. Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria will represent Africa at the FIVB Volleyball Boys' U19 World Championship in Argentina from August 14-23.

Egypt's victory put the competition winners on 5 points, while Tunisia dropped to a win-loss ratio of 1-1 and 4 points to finish second. Algeria ended their campaign in third position with two defeats. 

The competition's best setter Zyad Elsisy was instrumental in Egypt's 25-22 first set win. Tunisia won the second set 26-24, however, to draw the match at one set all and their powerful attacks also claimed the third set 25-19.

Egypt regained their rhythm in the fourth set through their outside hitter Marwouan Moustafa, who was voted best attacker. They won the fourth set 25-21 before going on to claim the tie-breaker 15-11.

January 21: Egypt-Algeria 3-0 (25-16, 25-15, 25-18)
January 22: Tunisia-Algeria 3-1 (23-25, 25-17, 25-15, 25-14)
January 24: Egypt-Tunisia 3-2 (25-22, 24-26, 19-25, 25-21, 15-11)

Egypt 5 points - Played 2, Won 2
Tunisia 4 points - Played 2, Won 1, Lost 1
Algeria 0 points - Played 2, Lost 2


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