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African beach volleyball champions crowned in Tunisia

 
Tunisia captured the men's gold medals at the CAVB Beach Volleyball African Nations Championships
 
Tunis, Tunisia, February 22, 2015- Tunisia's men and Morocco's women won the gold medals at the CAVB African Nations Beach Volleyball Championships held in Tunis, Tunisia.

Tunisia claimed first place after they beat South Africa in a thrilling final 2-0 (21-18, 21-18), while a surprising Ghana team clinched bronze after defeating Egypt 2-1 (19-21, 21-16, 18-16). Earlier, the men's teams from Tunisia, Egypt, South Africa and Ghana had claimed berths at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships The Netherlands 2015.

In the women's event, Morocco surprised the African media when their emerging women's duo beat Nigeria 2-1 (21-12, 22-24, 15-11). South Africa were victorious against Algeria 2-0 (21-6, 21-19) to win the bronze medals. Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa and Algeria booked tickets to the World Championships event after they took the top two positions in each of the preliminary round pools.


Final standings

Men
1. Tunisia
2. South Africa
3. Ghana
4. Egypt
5. Morocco
6. Libya
7. Nigeria
8. Algeria
9. Sierra Leone
10. Niger
11. Ivory Coast

Women
1. Morocco
2. Nigeria
3. South Africa
4. Algeria
5. Egypt
6. Tunisia
7. Namibia
8. Niger

Results

Men


Playoffs 4-8
Libya v Nigeria: 2-1 (21-10, 14-21, 16-14)
Morocco v Algeria: 2-0 (21-19, 21-16)

Ranking matches - Places 9 to 11
Sierra Leone v Ivory Coast: 2-0 (21-12, 21-12)
Niger v Ivory Coast: 2-0 (21-13, 21-18)

Ranking matches - Places 5 to 8
Morocco v Libya: 2-0 (21-14, 21-15)
Nigeria v Algeria: 2-0 (21-15, 21-12)

Semifinals

South Africa v Egypt: 2-0 (21-7, 24-22)
Tunisia Vs Ghana: 2-0 (21-13, 21-17)

Final and match for third place
Bronze medal: Ghana v Egypt: 2-1 (19-21, 21-16, 18-16)
Final: Tunisia v South Africa 2-0 (21-18, 21-18)

Women

Playoffs 5 to 8
Tunisia v Niger: 2-0 (21-13, 21-4)
Egypt v Namibia: 2-1 (21-7, 18-21, 15-13)

Ranking matches: Places 5 to 8
Namibia v Niger: 2-0 (21-7, 21-9)
Egypt v Tunisia: 2-1 (21-10, 18-21, 16-14)

Semifinals
Morocco v Algeria: 2-0 (21-14, 21-18)
Nigeria v South Africa: 2-1 (21-17, 10-21, 15-11)

Final and match for third place
Bronze medal: South Africa v Algeria: 2-0 (21-6, 21-19)
Final: Morocco v Nigeria: 2-1 (21-12, 22-24, 15-11)




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