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Cameroon beat Egypt to qualify for 2016 Olympics

Cameroon beat Egypt to qualify for 2016 Olympics


Cameroon on Tuesday sealed Africa’s ticket to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro games by defeating Egypt 3-2 in the final of the Women’s Volleyball Olympic qualifiers in Yaounde.

The home side rallied to a 25-14 lead, and when it looked like they were extending that lead, Egypt’s net defense and service came in handy as they leveled matters 27-25.

Although the Palais des Sports Hall, venue of the game was not full to capacity, the small crowd rallied behind the home team as they won the third set 25-21.

Egypt were in no mood to give up, they won the fourth 25-23 to force a tie breaker.

However, the former continental giant didn’t appear in the tie breaker as Cameroon dictated proceedings, they led 5-1, by the time the two teams changed sides it was 8-4.

At 10-5, Egypt could neither be saved by their service, block nor attack, 10-5, Cameroon led, and at 12-7, they didn’t look back as they sealed the set 15-7.

Kenya and Algeria were knocked out of the competition on Monday.

Kenya’s Malkia Strikers beat Algeria 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, and 26-24) to claim bronze.

Kenya and Egypt qualified to play at the World Olympic qualifiers with Colombia and Puerto Rico.

The winner would make the trip to Brazil this August.