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CAVB: Algeria and Kenya claim second wins at African Olympic qualifiers

by WoV
source: fivb.org

Hosts Algeria and reigning African champions Kenya continued their winning form on the second day of the Women’s African Qualification tournament in Blida on Friday. Algeria swept Seychelles easily 3-0 (25-6, 25-6, 25-12), while Kenya beat Egypt 3-2 (25-23, 23-25, 25-13, 20-25, 16-14) after a thrilling encounter.

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Algeria comfortably beat the Seychelles for their second win

Both Algeria and Kenya improved their winloss ratio to 2-0 and the qualification ticket has become a battle between these two, with the showdown scheduled for the third and final day of the tournament on Saturday. Egypt and Seychelles dropped to 0-2 and they meet in the final day to determine the third position of the four-nation tournament.

Kenya won the crucial points of their match against Egypt to pull off an exciting victory in 115 minutes. Kenya’s experienced opposite Lydia Maiyo was the match star. Not only was she the top scorer with 22 points but also through her leadership on court along with wing spiker Mercy Moim who scored an impressive 19 points. Egypt’s left attacker Sherihan Abdel Fattah was her team’s leading scorer with 22 points.
 
Algeria used their experience to overwhelm the Seychelles in 54 minutes. Zohra Ben Sallem was her team’s top scorer with 11 points, while Seychelles scorer Biong Maya scored seven points.

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