The 2011 Women's African Nations Championship KENYA 2011

  • Senegal shock Tunisia to qualify for semi-finals of the women African Nations Champs
    Senegal came from two sets down to upset Tunisia 3-2 (20-25, 19-25, 25-16, 25-22, 15-12) and qualify for their semifinal of the 2011 Women’s African Nations championship after the fifth day of the competition held at Nazarene Hall in Nairobi, Kenya on Sunday.


    Tunisia were forced to subdue to a compelling come back by Senegal, who many had written off as beaten after the first two sets. The loss to the fast-rising Senegal, the dark horses of the championships, cost Tunisia, runners up at the 2009 championships, a place in the semi-finals.


    It has become the first ever qualification for Senegal in any senior African competition in the history after they finished the first round of pool B in the second position. Senegal improved their win- loss record to 3-1 while Tunisia dropped to 2-2 to play for the 5 to 8 positions.


    Algeria top the pool after they swept Rwanda 3-0 (25-13, 25-21 ,25-15) improving their record to 4-0, as Rwanda dropped to 1-3 to play for the 5 to 8 brackets.


    In Pool A, the hosts Kenya overcame old rivals, Egypt' 3-1 (25-14,25-20' 24-26, 25 -17) in a tough match to qualify for the semi-finals with the Egyptians as first and second of the pool . Kenya finished the first round with the clean sheet of 3-0 while Egypt record became 2-1.


    In the same pool Cameroon beat Nigeria 3-0 (25-11, 25-15, 25-20) to finish third with 1-2 record while Nigeria became 0-3 and both team will play for the 5 to 8 places.


    Day 5 results
    Pool A
    Cameroun v Nigeria 3-0 (25-11, 25-15, 25-20)
    Egypt v Kenya 1-3 (14-25, 20-25, 26-24, 17-25)


    Pool B
    Tunisia v Senegal 2-3 (25-20, 25-19, 16-25, 22-25, 12-15)
    Rwanda v Algeria 0-3 (13-25, 21-25, 15-25)


    Program semifinal August 22
    Semifinal 1-4
    Kenya v Senegal Egypt v Algeria


    Play off 5-8
    Cameroon v Botswana Nigeria v Tunisia

  • Kenya will represent the Africa at the Volleyball Women World Cup to be held between 4th and 18th of November this year in Japan.


    The Kenyan queens qualified after beating defending champions Algeria by three sets to one in the final of the Africa cup of Nations played Wednesday evening at Nazarene University in Ongata Rongai.

    Kenya won the first set 21-11 and seemed on course for a quick victory against the defending champions but their pace was slowed down by Algeria who stormed to an early 5-10 lead in the second set eventually wrapping it up 25-17.

    The loss in the 2nd set only made the home team stronger as they struggled from a three point deficit halfway the set to win 25-21.

    Play had to be stopped for at least ten minutes in the 4th set due to a power blackout but play resumed with Kenya sealing their place at the global event after storming to a 25-13 victory.

    Earlier, Egypt finished 3rd in the continental event after beating Senegal by three sets to two in their thrilling third place playoff played at the same venue.

    In the tightly contested encounter, Egypt had the luxury of winning the first set 25-21 before losing the second 20-25.

    Egypt bounced back in the third set winning 25-19 but Senegal were not ready to go down without a fight narrowly winning the 4th set 24-26 sending the match to a decider which Egypt won 16-9.

  • African nation championship is over but now the african females teams suppose to play a new tournament : african games, in maputo (mozambique). i look for informations and i didnt found nothing, no schedule, no news,etc... and about the african championship somebody knows maybe the awards for the best players, scorers, blockers?

    Les pieds dans le fumier, mais toujours le verbe haut et la tête droite ! Cocorico !

  • I looked at the CAVB.org website on August 31st to see if they had updated the information page for the Championship.


    The website came up with this


    "This organization has reached their allocated bandwidth limit for the month."


    The CAVB couldn't even show their information to all of Africa because people wanted to know what happened in the tournament. The CAVB can't even post matches that are now a week past, let alone within a day. The FIVB should fire the heads of the CAVB because they are incompetent. The website is horrible to navigate and the information is dated. It is like buying a month old newspaper, it is useless (except for historical purposes).