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Tunisia continue golden reign with ninth African Junior crown

by WoV
source: fivb.org

Tunisia captured their third consecutive African title and the ninth in total after defeating their arch rivals, Egypt 3-1 in the final of the 2013 Men's Junior African Nations Championship held at Sidi Boussaid hall in Tunis, Tunisia on Saturday.



Tunisia improved their continental record in this age category to nine titles in 1984, 1986, 1988, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2008, 2010 and 2013, ahead of both Egypt and Algeria (2) titles and Morocco (1).

Rwanda earned their best ever ranking and won the bronze medal after beating Morocco 3-0 (27-25, 27-25, 25-21) in the bronze medal match. The best finish for the Rwandans before was fourth in the last competition in Libya, 2010.

Algeria finished fifth by defeating Libya 3-0 (26-24, 25-21, 25-18), and RD Congo ended their campaign in seventh following victory over their neighbours Congo Brazaville 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-21).

After the match the Control Committee led by Touria Aarab with Kalala, Hassan Ahmed and Howyda Mondy gave the cup to the winners accompanied with the Local Organizing Committee President Munir Benslimane and the representative of the Ministry of Youth. 

Tunisia, Egypt, Rwanda and Morocco had already secured the four African vacancies at the FIVB World Championship to be held in Turkey by reaching the semifinals.

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