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Algeria jet to Yaoundé for African Women's Olympic qualifier

Algeria will play to qualify for their third consecutive Olympic tournament
Yaoundé, Cameroon, February 10, 2016 - The Algerian Women's team will hope to qualify for their third consecutive Summer Games after arriving in Cameroon's capital Yaoundé for the 2016 African Women's Olympic Qualifier due to begin on Friday.

Algerian head coach Said Boudaoud has selected a squad of 14 players to represent the North African country in the qualifiers, seeking a third Olympic ticket after gaining qualification for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The players selected for the tournament are: Kahina Chetout, Safia Boukhima, Aïcha Mezmate, Yasmine Oudni, Salima Hammouche, Yasmine Abderrahim, Kahina Arbouche, Nadhéra Aït Oumghar, Nawel Mansouri, Dalel Marwa Achour, Zahra Guimour, Safia Imadali ,Chahinez Ayadi and veteran captain Lydia Oulmou.

The qualification tournament features seven teams competing for one direct qualification spot for the volleyball tournament at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Algeria will be up against African champions Kenya, hosts Cameroon, Tunisia, Uganda, Botswana and Egypt.

The second and third placed teams at the qualification tournament in Yaoundé will get another chance to qualify for the Summer Games at the World Olympic Qualification Tournament to be held at a venue to be confirmed between May 14 and June 5.

Click here for more information about the Olympic qualification process.

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