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Egypt and Cameroon play for Rio 2016 Olympic Games ticket

 
Cameroon celebrate their semifinal victory over Algeria in the African Women's Olympic Qualification Tournament
 
Yaoundé, Cameroon, February 15, 2016 – Egypt and Cameroon will play for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games berth after they knocked out top teams Kenya and Algeria, respectively, in the semifinals of the African Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament at Palais des Sports on Monday.

In the first semifinal match, Egypt surprised African champions Kenya 3-2 (22-25, 24-26, 25-16, 25-20, 19-17) in the 127-minute-long semifinal confrontation. Kenya had a 2-0 set advantage but they blew the opportunity of making it to the final after dropping the next three frames, including the heart-stopping extended tie-breaker. 

Aya El Shami damaged the Kenyan defence by recording tournament-high 34 markers for Egypt. Her team-mates Nada Meawad and Mariam Metwally added 14 and 10 points, respectively.

Mercy Moim led the Kenyan scorers with 19 points, followed by Lydia Maiyo and Kibor Chelgat with 16 points each.

In the second semifinal match, hosts Cameroon stunned Algeria 3-0 (25-20, 25-17, 25-17) that brought the home crowd on its feet as they completely dominated their rivals in all fronts.

Cameroonian opposite Nana Tchoudjang played a vital role in the victory with her unstoppable hits. Tchoudjang led her team with 12 points, followed by Moma Bassoko’s eight markers. Yasmine Abdelrrahim led the losing side with six points.

The winners will book the ticket to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, while the second and third placers will earn another opportunity to qualify through the World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Japan.

Egypt or Cameroon will be the third African team to ever compete in the Olympic Games after Kenya’s participation in Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004, and Algeria’s qualification in Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

Meanwhile, Botswana defeated an experienced Tunisian side 3-2 (25-22, 25-22, 17-25, 15-25, 15-11) to clinch fifth place. Botswana counted on its gunners Gaskgonwe and Tracy Chaba, who chipped in 19 points each, while Fatma Agrebi scored 12 points on a losing effort.

Watch videos of the African Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament in the CAVB YouTube channel:






Best performances

Top Scoring Performances
34 - Aya El Shami of Egypt v Kenya (February 15)
20 - Moma Bassoko of Cameroon v Tunisia (February 12)
20 - Lydia Maiyo of Kenya v Cameroon (February 14)
19 - Gasekgonwe Gaoleseletse of Botswana v Tunisia (February 15)
19 - Tracy Chaba of Botswana v Tunisia (February 15)
19 - Mercy Moim of Kenya v Egypt (February 15)
18 - Safia Boukhima of Algeria v Botswana (February 12)
17 - Gasekgonwe Gaoleseletse of Botswana v Uganda (February 14)
15 - Mercy Moim of Kenya v Cameroon (February 14)
14 - Simone Bikatal of Cameroon v Tunisia (February 12)
14 - Nada Meawad of Egypt v Kenya (February 15)
13 - Kahina Arbouche of Algeria v Uganda (February 13)
13 - Tracy Chaba of Botswana v Uganda (February 14)
 
Top Blocking Performances
7 - Retshabile Tsholofelo of Botswana (February 15)
6 - Stephanie Fotso of Cameroon v Tunisia (February 12)
6 - Stephanie Fotso of Cameroon v Kenya (February 14)
5 - Trizah Atika of Kenya v Cameroon (February 14)
5 - Murambi of Kenya v Egypt (February 15)
4 - Theorine Aboa of Cameroon v Tunisia (February 12)
4 - Farida El Askalany of Egypt v Botswana (February 13)
4 - Farida El Askalany of Egypt v Algeria (February 14)
4 - Mariam Metally of Egypt v kenya (February 15)
 
Top Blocking Performances by Team
19 - Cameroon v Tunisia (February 12)
17 - Caameroon v Kenya (February 14)
13 - Tunisia v Botswana (February 15)
13 - Kenya v Cameroon (February 14)
13 - Egypt v Kenya (February 15)
13 - Kenya v Egypt (February 15)
11 - Egypt v Botswana (February 13)
10 - Egypt v Algeria (February 14)
9 - Egypt v Uganda (February 12)
8 - Uganda v Algeria (February 13)
 
Top Serving Performances
3 - Nahla Abdelfattah of Egypt v Uganda (February 12)
3 - Kahina Chettout of Algeria v Egypt (February 14)
2 - Laetitia Moma of Cameroon v Tunisia (February 12)
2 - Safia Boukhima of Algeria v Botswana (February 12)
 
Top Serving Performances by Team
6 - Egypt v Botswana (February 13)
6 - Botswana v Uganda (February 14)
5 - Kenya v Egypt (February 15)
5 - Algeria v Egypt (February 14)
4 - Cameroon v Tunisia (February 12)
4 - Algeria v Uganda (February 13)
 
Highest Scorer by Round
Day 1: 20 - Moma Bassoko of Cameroon v Tunisia (February 12)
Day 2: 13 - Kahina Arbouche of Algeria v Uganda (February 13)
Day 3: 20 - Lydia Maiyo of Kenya v Cameroon (February 14)
Day 4: 34 - Aya El Shami of Egypt v Kenya (February 15)
 
Highest Set Score
Day 1: Tunisia v Cameroon, 31-29, 3rd set (February 12)
Day 2: Kenya v Tunisia 25-23, 3rd set (February 13)
Day 3: Algeria v Egypt 25-23, 3rd set (February 14)
Day 4: Kenya v Egypt 26-24, 2nd set (February 15)
 
Highest Scoring Matches
Day 1: Cameroon v Tunisia 3-2 (25-20, 25-20, 29-31, 21-25, 15-6) - 217 points (February 12)
Day 2: Kenya v Tunisia (25-20, 25-17, 25-23) - 135 points (February 13)
Day 3: Botswana v Uganda 3-2 (22-25, 25-21, 25-19, 10-25, 15-11) -198 points (February 14)
Day 4: Egypt v Kenya 3-2 (25-22, 24-26, 16-15, 25-20, 19-17) - 219 points (February 15)

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