Kelibia, Tunisia, January 22, 2015 - Defending champions Egypt cruised past North African rivals Algeria 3-0 (25-16, 25-15, 25-18) in the opening match of the 2015 Boys' U19 African Nations Championship in Kelibia, Tunisia on Wednesday. The three-nation tournament acts as a qualifier for the FIVB Boys' U19 World Championship to be held in Argentina later this year.
The defending champions overwhelmed their opponents in three sets without giving the Algerian team the opportunity to make their mark on the match. Egypt start the competition with a 1-0 win-loss ratio, while Algeria begin with a defeat.
The competition features three teams competing for gold, with Egypt and Algeria joined by Tunisia.
Match schedule and results:
Date Teams Result
January 21 Egypt-Algeria 3-0 (25-16, 25-15, 25-18)
January 22 Tunisia-Algeria
January 24 Egypt-Tunisia
1 Egypt 3
3 Algeria 0