Brazzaville, Congo, September 12, 2015- Dark horses Rwanda became the fourth team to qualify to the semifinal of Men's Volleyball competition at All Africa Games after they overcame Cape Verde 3-0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-18) in Pool B match held at Henry Elende Hall in Brazzaville, Congo on Saturday.
Rwanda join the already qualified Algeria form the same pool and Congo Brazzaville and Egypt from Pool A to the final 4 of the competition where Egypt meet Algeria in epic North African derby and Rwanda face Congo Brazzaville.
The women competition featured victories for the qualifiers to confirm their positions as Cameroon beat Nigeria 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-20) to lead Pool B followed by Kenya who won also their match against Cape Verde 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 27-25).
Men's Semifinal Programme on Sunday September 13
18:00 Congo Brazzaville v Rwanda
20:00 Algeria v Egypt
Women's Semifinal Programme on September 13, 2015
14:00: Cameroon v Seychelles
16:00: Egypt v Kenya
Algeria v Ghana 3-1 (21-25, 25-17, 25-20, 25-23)
Algeria continued their winning streak with a 5th in raw victory over struggling Ghana 3-1 (21-25, 25-17, 25-20, 25-23) in 93 minutes. Ghana who needed at least 2 sets to qualify, played their best in the first set to win 25-21, before the Algerian team recovered to win three consecutive sets to improve their win- loss ratio to 5-0 with 14 points, while Ghana dropped to 3-2.
Akram Dekkiche led the Algerian team with 16 points followed by Isalm Ould Charchali 15. Issah Alhassan led Ghana with 16 points followed by Richard Amanor 13.
Rwanda v Cape Verde 3-0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-18)
Rwanda set their Pool B third victory over Cape Verde 3-0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-18) in 74 minutes in Pool B. Rwanda improved their win- loss ratio to 3-2 to qualify to the semifinal as second of pool B, while cape Verde dropped to 1-4.
Christophe Mukunzi led the winners with 19 points, while Helio Sanches led the losers with 8 points.
Cameroon v Seychelles 3-1 (25-22, 23-25, 25-15, 25-20)
Cameroon overpowered Seychelles 3-1 (25-22, 23-25, 25-15, 25-20) in a thrilling encounter lasting 111 minutes. After Cameroon won the first set, Seychelles played their best to win the second set and draw 1-1, when Cameroon regained the rhythm to win the third and 4th sets fir a 3-1 win. Cameroon improved their win-loss ratio to 3-2 to finish at the third position of the pool, while Seychelles dropped to 0-5.
Bern Dolegombai led Cameroon scorers with 17 points, while Seychelles's scorer was Rodney Ah-Kong with 15 points.