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African Championship Showdowns: Key Takeaways from the Third Round

by WoV

In the fervor of the African Championship held in Egypt, the third round of group stage matches brought some unexpected results, reshuffling the rankings just before the Round of 16(15).


Pool A Shock: Algeria Overthrows Hosts

The standout fixture in Pool A saw the hosts, Egypt, take on Algeria. To the astonishment of many, Algeria clinched the win in straight sets: 25-21, 25-22, and 25-19. This stunning performance ensured Algeria’s dominance, topping Pool A. Egypt settled for 2nd place while Burundi occupied the 3rd spot.

Pool B: Tunisia Remains Unbeaten

Pool B battles witnessed Chad overpowering Mali in straight sets (26-24, 25-17, 25-19) and Tunisia outclassing Tanzania 3-0, with scores that belied the former’s supremacy: 10-25, 13-25, 17-25. These results confirmed Tunisia’s claim to the top spot in Pool B. Chad follows at second, Tanzania at third, and Mali unfortunately lagging in fourth.

Pool C: Libya and Cameroon Steal the Show

Kenya and Ghana’s encounter was a nail-biter with Kenya emerging victorious after five thrilling sets: 23-25, 25-21, 16-25, 25-17, 15-11. Meanwhile, the two-time champions, Cameroon, faced a setback as Libya won 3-1, showcasing their might with scores of 25-27, 22-25, 25-20, 23-25. Consequently, Libya towers in the first position with nine points, followed by Cameroon, Kenya, and Ghana.

Pool D: Rwanda and Morocco Make Their Mark

Rwanda’s determination shone through as they soundly defeated Senegal 3-0 with scores of 25-21, 25-16, 25-17. Their sterling performance ensured a comfortable second-place finish in Group D. In another showdown, Morocco emerged triumphant over Gambia with a convincing 3-0 scoreline. Leading the pack, Morocco boasts a pristine 9 points, followed by Rwanda’s 6. Gambia and Senegal, yet to secure a win, are set to play their rescheduled match, initially intended for the 1st round but postponed due to Senegal’s delayed arrival caused by flight issues.


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