Kenya and Cameroon qualify for women's volleyball semis
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Kenya and Cameroon qualify for women's volleyball semis

Posted NDI EUGENE NDI in Yaoundé

on  Tuesday, October 10  2017 at  16:03

Defending champions Kenya and hosts Cameroon have qualified for the semi-finals of the ongoing 2017 Women's African Nations Volleyball Championship in Yaoundé.

The Volleyball Lionesses of Cameroon secured their semi-final ticket following their 3-1 defeat of Algeria in a Group A encounter at the Palais de Sports Arena on Monday evening.

The Kenyans booked an early semi-final ticket after they beat DR Congo 3-0 in a Group B match.

The East Africans’ triumph over DR Congo was their third straight win at the competition and also made the Malkia Strikers the only team yet to lose a single set.

The Kenyans also recorded victories over Nigeria and Senegal on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Last group match

The semi-finals of the nine countries tournament will be played on Friday, with the final following 24 hours later.

The championship is also serving as the qualifier for the 2018 World Women's Volleyball Championship with top two teams from the continental competition will confirm berths to the 2018 FIVB Women's World Volleyball Championship in Japan (September 29- October 20).

The competition was due to resume Tuesday with Kenya facing Tunisia in their last group match, while DR Congo take on play Nigeria in the same pool.

In Group A, three-times champions Egypt will flex muscles with the dark horses Botswana.