2011 African Men's Championship - Morocco

  • Eight teams are to take part in the African Nations Volleyball Championship scheduled September 22-30 in Tangiers, Morocco.


    drawing of lots took place on 21th of September, 2011

    Pool A: Morocco, Tunisia, Cameroon, Botswana
    Pool B: Egypt, Algeria, South Africa, Congo Brazaville

    Schedule (GMT):

    10h: Algeria - Congo Braz.
    14h: Egypt - South Africa
    16h: Cameroon - Tunisia
    18h: Morocco - Botswana

    10h: South Africa - Congo Braz.
    14h: Egypt - Algeria
    16h: Tunisia - Botswana
    18h: Cameroon - Morocco

    10h: Algeria - South Africa
    14h: Egypt - Congo Braz.
    16h: Cameroon - Botswana
    18h: Morocco - Tunisia

  • Is it Egypt the favourite one? Yes

    May I have the roster, please? :D

    Abdalla Ahmed - 10/10/1983 - Ahly
    Ahmed Salah - 19/08/1984 - Ahly
    C Ashraf Abouelhassan - 17/05/1975 - Zamalek
    AbdelLatif Ahmed - 13/08/1983 - Ahly
    Rashad Atia - 2/09/1986 - El Gaish
    Mohamed Ketat - 2/03/1984 - Petrojet
    Mohamed Badawy - 11/01/1986 - Zamalek
    Saleh Youssef - 25/07/1982 - Zamalek
    Ahmed Afifi - 30/03/1988 - Zamalek
    MOHAMED ISSA - 12/04/1988 - Ahly
    L Mohamed Moawad - 26/08/1987 - Zamalek
    Mahmoud Abd El kader - 12/05/1985 - Ahly

    Coach: Sherif Shemerly (EGY)

  • Morocco:
    Abdessamad Benbarka - Ittihad Tanger
    Youssef Oughlaf - Ittihad Tanger
    Ahmed Bortali - Ittihad Tanger
    Naoufel Meskali - FUS
    Mustafa Toufik - FUS
    Ibrahim Zerki - CODM
    Kamel Dekkali - SCCM
    Zouhir Krawi - US
    Hichem Fayazid - US
    Mohsen Berdad - Qatar
    Zakaria Bairi - SS (TUN)

    Coach: Pablo Delcreco (ARG)

    Ali Kerboua - Nancy VB (FRA)
    Toufik Mahdjoubi - SS (TUN)
    Yassine Hakmi - EST (TUN)
    Youssef Zarougui - NR BA
    Toufik Belaid - NR BA
    Soualem Bilel - GSP
    Mohamed Mahdi Hachmi - GSP
    Kisai Khaled - NR BA
    Joudi Rafik - NR BA
    Ladham Rafik - NR BA
    Massinissa - NRBA

    Coach: Kamel Imloul (ALG)

  • Very confident, the coach of Cameroon, Nonennebroich Peter, for his part, said his team came to Morocco to play leading roles, adding that "the team that designed the coronation final should be ready to face any opponent ". "I have a clear idea about the selection of Tunisia and Morocco and I know their strengths and weaknesses that I will try to exploit," he said, adding that he has already led Esperance of Tunis and confronted the Tunisian twice as coach of Cameroon at the last tournament in Slovenia.

    He assured that the selection of Cameroon is ready for this appointment Africa and is determined to do well, adding that his players "were very well prepared for this event and just implement what that they received throughout the period of preparation to win. "

    For its part, the coach of the Moroccan team, Argentine Pablo Delcreco, told the special envoy of TAP in Tangier that as it respects the other opponents as he has confidence in his players, saying that all teams start equal opportunity.

    He however warned against any pressure that could affect the performance of the players calling out to enjoy these games and to handle encounters with a spirit of winning, not to regret after ..

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  • Favourites Tunisia and Cameroon set to clash on opening day of African Nations champs

    The team delegates attend the technical meeting ahead of the drawing of lots at the 2011 Men’s African Nations Championship on Wednesday

    Tangier, Morocco, September 22, 2011 – African heavyweights Cameroon and Tunisia are set to clash on the opening day of the 2011 Men’s African Nations Championship after the drawing of lots was completed in Tangier, Morocco on Wednesday, with the tournament set to take place in the city from September 23 to 29.

    The eventual champions will earn a berth to the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Cup, due to take place in Japan from November 20 to December 4, with the top three ranked teams then earning a coveted spot at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

    The eight teams were distributed into two groups with hosts Morocco drawn in a tough group alongside Cameroon, Tunisia and Botswana Pool A. Pool B will see an early remake of the final at the last edition, with defending champions Egypt, who have won the tournament on the last three occasions, set to take on Algeria. They will be joined by South Africa and Congo Brazzaville.

    The drawing of lots was attended by Morocco Volleyball Association president and the head of the organizing committee Abdelhadi Ghzali, SOC delgate Mory Kieta, referee delegate Hassan Ahmed and most of the Morocco Volleyball Federation board members.

    Tunisia are the record holders in terms of the number of titles to their name, with eight cups since the tournament began in 1976. Egypt have captured the crown five times, including the last three editions. Both Algeria and Cameroon have won the title twice.

    Pool Composition
    Pool A

    Pool B
    South Africa
    Congo Brazzaville

    Day 1 Program on Friday, September 22, 2011
    Pool A
    Morocco v Botswana
    Cameroon v Tunisia
    Pool B
    Egypt v South Africa
    Algeria v Congo Brazzaville

    Match Schdule- First round

    POOL A (4) POOL B (4)

    September 23


    September 24


    September 25

  • The favorites Egypt, Cameroon, Morocco and Algeria pick up wins at the opening of African Nations championship

    Cameroon celebrating the victory against Tunisia in the opening day of the 2011 Men's African Nations Chhampionship

    Tanger, Morocco, September 23, 2011- The favorites Egypt, Cameroon, Morocco and Algeria all began their 2011 Men’s African Nations Championship campaigns with wins in Tanger, Morocco as the World Cup qualifying tournament kicked off on Friday.

    The defending champions Egypt outclassed South Africa easily in straight sets (25-12, 25-14, 25-16), while the 2011 All Africa Games gold medalists, Cameroon fought for two hours to overcome the record holders for the number of crowns, Tunisia in a five set Marathon 3-2 (25-18, 20-25, 25-17, 23-25, 15-9).
    The Algerian team was put in a critical situation against the new comers Congo Brazzaville before they won in a tight game 3-1 (25-19, 19-25, 25-15, 25-20). In front of the home crowd of 2800 spectators the organizers Morocco downed the struggling Botswana 3-0 (29-27, 25-18, 25-12)

    The opening ceremony was held the night before the start of the competition schedule on Thursday and was attended by most of Morocco volleyball Federation Board members and the CAVB Control committee as well as the local authorities in Tanger city.

    Pool A
    Cameroon beat Tunisia 3-2 (25-18, 20-25, 25-17, 23-25, 15-9)

    Cameroon used the experience and physical fitness of their stars to take on the favorite Tunisian team in a long five set Marathon 3-2 (25-18, 20-25, 25-17, 23-25, 15-9) lasting for two hours. This was the third match in a raw that Cameroon won in tiebreak after they defeated Kenya in the semifinal and Algeria in the final of the last week All Africa Games in Mozambique in the same score.
    Cameroon team overwhelmed the first set with their combinations led by the emerging setter Ahmed Mbutgam as he used the superior performance of his opposite Jean Ndaki and the left attacker Nathan Wounembaina to win most of the points in their way to lead at the end of the first set 25-18. Tunisia came back in the second set led by their veteran star Noueddine Hfaid who sent his strong hits from position 4 aided by Isamil Moalla to win the second set 25-20. Cameroon used the weapon of the strong spike service of Ndaki, Zaguim Nongny and Didier Sali to lead constantly in the third set until they won 25-17 to lead again 2-1. Again Tunisia fought bravely in the fourth set after their coach Fethi Mkaouar made some substitutions and Moalla played his best again to lead his team to win the set 25-23 to draw 2-2 and extend the match to tiebreak.
    Cameroon was more physically fit to win the tiebreak after a group of spikes from Ndaki and Wounembaina to finish the set 15-9 comfortably and win the match 3-2

    Morocco beat Botswana 3-0 (29-27, 25-18, 25-12)

    Morocco supported by 2800 spectators trounced Botswana 3-0 (29-27, 25-18, 25-12) in an exciting encounter lasting 77 minutes. Botswana surprised the local crowd with their fighting spirit in the first set as they led many times before Morocco came back late to win the exciting set and then they continued their high performance to win the second and third sets in an easier way.
    The first set was the most thrilling set of the opening day as Botswana led continuously till they had a 5 point deficit 20-15 when Morocco extracted all the power and used the powerful spikes of Mohamed Hachdadi from position two to decrease the gap gradually till they won the set after a great struggle 29-27.
    Morocco decreased their mistakes in the second set and started also to use the middle blockers in fast attacks that disturbed Botswana players and thus they went through to win also the third set.

    Pool B
    Egypt beat South Africa 3-0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-16)

    The strong spike services of the Egyptian duo Abdalla Ahmed and Ahmed Salah guided the defending champions Egypt to win their first match against South Africa 3-0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-16) in 64 minutes.
    After South Africa won the first point, the Egyptian setter Abdalla came to serve 13 successful aces to bring his team ahead 13-1, before they continued their way towards 16-2 score at the second TTO. With the relative improvement in the South African performance in reception and digging they succeeded to decrease the point deficit to 22-11 before winning the set 25-12.
    The South African team improved their service in the second set specially the opposite spiker Clinton Stemmet and succeeded to put a pressure upon the Egyptians, but quickly the Egyptian setter Ahmed Abdalla led the combinations to allow his team to regain the wide advance to win the set 25-14.
    Egypt coach Sherif El Shemerly made a lot of substitutions and almost changed most of the standing players and succeeded to continue the same but with less point deficit as South Africa came to the closest margin.

    Algeria beat Congo Brazzaville 3-1 (25-19, 19-25, 25-15, 25-20)

    Algeria overcame the sluggish start to cruise past the surprising Congo Brazzaville team 3-0 (25-19, 19-25, 25-15, 25-20) in 89 minutes. It wasn’t easy for the last All Africa Games silver medalists to win the match specially after the emerging Congo team draw 1-1 till the prominent stars in the Algerian team took the matter seriously to win the third and fourth sets.
    Algeria started the match as the better side as they used the experience of the opposite Mehdi Hachemi and Ali Kerboua to lead comfortably in the first set. After the second technical timeout Algeria used the quick attacks of the middle blockers to win the first set 25-19. The second set showed a completely different picture as Congo played their best in serving and attacking through captain Gildas Kouehassazo and the wing spiker Urbain Nkounkou who sent his unstoppable hits from position 4 to lead his team to draw 1-1. Algeria regained their rhythm in attacks and backline defense and succeeded to win the third and fourth sets but after an exciting fight from the surprising Congo team.

    Results Day 1
    Pool A
    Morocco v Botswana 3-0 (29-27, 25-18, 25-12)
    Cameroon v Tunisia 3-2 (25-18, 20-25, 25-17, 23-25, 15-9)

    Pool B
    Egypt v South Africa 3-0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-16)
    Algeria v Congo Brazzaville 3-1 (25-19, 19-25, 25-15, 25-20)

    Day 2 Program on September 24
    Pool A
    Botswana v Tunisia
    Morocco v Cameroon

    Pool B
    Egypt v Algeria

    South Africa v Congo Brazzaville

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    8:10 AM PDT 9/25

    I guess that we won't know the winner until October :wall:

  • :lol: I can read Arabic, and I can find live results in Arabic forums

    today Algeria beat South Africa 3-0 (25-18, 25-7, 25-16 )
    Cameron-Botswana match is ongoing and Cameroon is leading 1-0, first set 25-17

  • Algeria 3-0 South Africa (25-16/25-07/25-18 )
    Cameroon 3-1 Botswana (25-17/25-23/23-25/25-)
    Egypt 3-0 Congo
    Morocco 0-3 Tunisia (23-25/16-25/19-25)

    Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia join Cameroon in African Nations Championship semifinals

    A panoramic photo of Tangier Hall as the 2011 Men's African Nations Championship enters its third day

    Tangier, Morocco, September 25, 2011 - Defending champions Egypt as well as Algeria and Tunisia all booked their places in the semifinals of the 2011 Men’s African Nations Championship in Tangier, Morocco on Sunday as the qualifying tournament for the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Cup was cut down to the final four.

    The three sides now join Cameroon in the next phase of the tournament, which doubles as a qualifier for the World Cup, set to take place in Japan from November 20 to December 4. The eventual champions will move onto the Olympic qualifying event, with the top three from there earning a berth at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

    Cameroon will now face Algeria while Egypt take on Tunisia on Tuesday.

    Meanwhile, Morocco will line up against South Africa and Congo Brazzaville combat Botswana for the 5 to 8 standings.

    Sunday featured a third victory for Cameroon in Pool A as they swept past Botswana 3-1 (25-17, 25-23, 23-25, 25-16) to lead the pool, while Tunisia followed up after trouncing the hosts 3-0 (25-23, 25-16, 25-19).

    Egypt top Pool B with the a win-loss record of 3-0 following their straight sets (25-16, 25-18, 27-25) victory over Congo Brazzaville and were joined by Algeria who sealed a win over South Africa 3-0 (25-18, 25-7, 25-16).

    The third day was attended by over 3,000 spectators who were hoping for a Morocco win but left disappointed by their team’s performance.

    Pool A
    Cameroon v Botswana
    All Africa Games gold medallists Cameroon had to fight for 96 minutes to pull off a difficult victory over Botswana 3-1 (25-17, 25-23, 23-25, 25-16). The Cameroon coach replaced some of the side’s leading players to give them rest ahead of the semifinal and his team started well, but the performance decreased thereafter as they lost the third set after Botswana used their efficient quick attacks.

    However Cameroon came back to win the fourth set 25-16 after they arranged their attacks through David Feughoud and Jean Ndongo.

    Tunisia v Morocco
    Tunisia used the experience of setters Mahdi Ben Cheikh and Noureddine Hfaied to clinch a second victory in Pool A, this time over hosts Morocco 3-0 (25-23, 25-16, 25-19) in front of 3,000 supporters.

    Tunisia improved their record to 2-1 to finish second and qualify for the semifinals while Morocco dropped to 1-2 to be ranked third and play for the 5 to 8 positions.

    Tunisia had a good start with outside hitter Ismail Moalla spiking well and Ahmed Kadhi constantly blocking as Tunisia went ahead 8-6 at the first TTO. Morocco improved their blocking through Mohssine Berdade to stay near until Tunisia won the set 25-23.

    The second set saw Morocco lead up until 6-2 when the Tunisian opposite Marouen Garci spiked well, aided by Moalla to draw level at 14-14. Tunisia then scored eight successive points before clinching the set. Morocco began to allow mistakes to creep into their game in the third and the Tunisians pounced as they sailed to victory.

    Pool B
    Egypt v Congo Brazzaville

    Egypt continued their clean sheet as they flew past Congo Brazzaville 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 27-25) in 68 minutes.
    The win means the side finish the pool with a win-loss ratio of 3-0 secure a semifinal ticket while Congo dropped to 1-2 to finish third and play for the 5 to 8 rankings.

    Egypt started the match with their main line up and used their talent to take a big win in the first set. Congo played better in the second through the work of blockers Ngampourou and Dallet Kouka as they stayed close before Egypt managed to pull away. The third set saw Congo go ahead through captain Gildas Kouehassazo but failed with two set points before Egypt pounced to take the win.

    Algeria v South Africa
    Algeria took little time to seal a straight sets (25-18, 25-7, 25-16) win over South Africa, sweeping past their rivals in just 59 minutes.

    Algeria improved their win-loss record to 2-1 to finish second in the pool while South Africa ended the preliminary round winless.

    The Algerian coach changed his main line up and played with the second team to allow his star players a chance to rest ahead of their semifinal. The side advanced steadily from the first set through a strong spike service which was key as they took an early 1-0 lead. The second set saw Algeria flex their muscles even more through the hits of Toufik Mahdjoubi and Massinissa Azem. The third set was much of the same despite a little more resistance from the South Africans.

    Results Day 3
    Pool A
    Cameroon v Botswana 3-1 (25-17, 25-23, 23-25, 25-16)
    Tunisia v Morocco 3-0 (25-23, 25-16, 25-19)
    Pool B
    Algeria v South Africa 3-0 (25-18, 25-7, 25-16)
    Egypt v Congo Brazzaville 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 27-25)

    Semifinal Program on September 27
    Semifinal 1-4
    Cameroon v Algeria
    Egypt v Tunisia
    Play off 5-8
    Morocco v South Africa
    Congo Brazzaville v Botswana

  • If I good remember the Cameroon's Leader plays in Japanese league.
    He has for sure a lot of Fans = Japanese TV likes Him too so.. maybe Cameroon has chance to get the Wild Card for the World Cup.

  • 27 settembre
    1°-4° posto
    Camerun - Algeria 3-2 (25-16 19-25 19-25 25-21 15-12)
    Egitto - Tunisia 3-0 (25-17 25-17 25-20)

    5°-8° posto
    Marocco - Sud Africa 3-0 (25-19 25-21 25-14)
    Congo-Brazzaville - Botswana 3-0 (25-22 25-22 25-18)

    If Australia will beat China, both Cameroon and Egypt will be for sure in the WC, with the winner of the Asian Championship (plus Japan as host). In fact between Australia, Iran, Korea, China, only the last one has a better position in the ranking than Egypt or Cameroon. That's mean that only if China will take the silver there will be other two asiatic teams with Japan; otherwise, just the winner of the continental championship and Japan.

  • Egypt 3 - Cameroon 1

    Egypt setter Ahmed Abdulla can spike better than all of his teammates :D (of course with the exception of Ahmed Salah)

    feel sorry for Cameroon, ;( they were the better team but lacks experience. they committed too many net faults !