Lausanne, Switzerland, October 23, 2017 – Egypt claimed their second victory and a quarterfinal berth by defeating DR Congo 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-11) while Cameroon made a winning start as they opened their campaign at the Italy-Bulgaria 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship CAVB African Qualifier on Monday.
Reniof Mayam’s Cameroon side shrugged off losing the opening set to fight back and defeat Morocco 3-1 (24-26, 25-23, 25-23, 25-19).
The tournament doubles as the African Men’s Championship and Egypt are the defending champions. They are also hosting the tournament at the Cairo Stadium Complex from October 22 to 29 where three spots at the World Championship are on offer.
At the Poland 2014 World Championship Egypt were one of three CAVB qualifiers along with Tunisia and Cameroon.
Tunisia made it two wins from two and reached the quarterfinals with a 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-22) victory over Kenya.
Algeria and Rwanda also won their second matches of the tournament.
Algeria defeated Chad 3-0 (25-15, 25-13, 25-19) and Rwanda also enjoyed a straight-sets victory, 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-17) against Botswana.
Libya needed to fight hard to win their opening fixture, against Ghana. They held their nerve in a tie-break after the match had swung back and forth and finished with a 3-2 (25-22, 21-25, 23-25, 25-16, 15-10) victory.