Favourites Egypt and Tunisia to meet in African Olympic Qualification Tournament Pool A
The competition favourites will also line up against a third great team, hosts Republic of the Congo, the 2015 All Africa Games silver medallists.
Pool B includes Algeria along with Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Nigeria.
The seven teams will compete for one ticket to qualify directly for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The second and third placed teams will earn another opportunity to qualify through a Men’s World Olympic Qualification Tournament due to be held in the period from May 14 to June 5, 2016.
The drawing of lots was held on Wednesday in presence of CAVB President Dr. Amr Elwani and Local Organising Committee President Jean Mopita.
The opening day features Tunisia against the Republic of the Congo in Pool A, while Cameroon face the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Algeria meet Nigeria in Pool B.
Pool A: Tunisia, Egypt, Republic of the Congo
Pool B: Cameroon, Algeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria
Match schedule (in local time)
Pool B: Cameroon-Democratic Republic of the Congo at 14.00
Pool A: Tunisia-Republic of the Congo at 16.00
Pool B: Algeria-Nigeria at 18.00
Pool B: Democratic Republic of the Congo-Nigeria at 14.00
Pool A: Egypt-Republic of the Congo at 16.00
Pool B: Cameroon-Algeria at 18.00
Pool B: Algeria-Democratic Republic of the Congo
Pool B: Nigeria-Cameroon at 16.00
Pool A: Egypt-Tunisia at 18.00
3rd A-3rd B at 14.00
1st A-2nd B at 16.00
1st B-2nd A at 18.00
Final for third place at 16.00
Final at 18.00