Cairo, Egypt, February 22, 2021- Egypt’s Men U21 National team came closer to a World Championship Berth after they beat giant Cameroon 3-1 (25-21, 25-19, 17-25, 25-17) on day 2 of the African Nations Championship U21 held in Cairo Stadium Hall in Cairo, Egypt on Monday.
After losing their first match in the opening day against Cameroon, Morocco team survived with a considerable victory over RD Congo 3-1 (22-25, 25-20, 25-12, 26-24).
With their second victory, Egypt improved their win- loss ratio to 2-0 to lead the competition, while Cameroon dropped to 1-1. Morocco also developed to 1-1, while Congo remained winless.
The competition is qualifying two teams to the Would Championship of this age category.
The situation will be determined in the third and klast day of the round robin tournament when Egypt meet Morocco, while Cameroon face Congo RD.
Hany abdelhamid, Egypt head coach said after the win, “we achieved a difficult win and we overcame a big team today. I want to thank my players they win although the short time for preparation and the big pressure because the tournament in Egypt and they must win, this pressure affected their performance. We will do better in the coming match to win the title and celebrate with our spectator.”
Cameroon team manager Betsem Aliroux expressed his satisfaction with his team’s performance. “The team gave it their all, I think our performance was pretty good, we are happy with the players despite losing, they are still very young and will develop in the future”
On the other hand Morocco celebrated their first win with Mrs Bouchra hajij who took over the responsibilty as CAVB President to conduct the first competition in her term.
Moujoud Ismail, Morocco head coach was happy with the win and the performance, “my team played today very well, the players did what I told them before the match.
It’s tough match because the pressure that we felt after we lose the first match but we studied the team of Congo and determined their weak and power points to deal with ,and the players do good job today.