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Rwanda, Egypt Secure World Champs Tickets

by Bonnie Mugabe
11:25 am

Rwandan players celebrate the world cup spot victory on Saturday before losing to Egypt in the final of the African championship which climaxed on Sunday in Kenya

Rwanda U-20 women volleyball team joined champions Egypt as African representatives to the 2019 FIVB World Championship which will be held in Mexico.

On Sunday, Egypt were crowned African Champions after beating Rwanda 3-0 (25-18, 25-10, 25-13) in the final in Nairobi, Kenya.

Rwanda reached the final after surprising dark horses Cameroon 3-1 (28-26, 23-25, 25-21, 25-22) on Saturday.

Defending champions Egypt proved consistency after they upset Nigeria 3-0 (25-7, 25-11, 25-8) after full Egyptian dominance in the other semi-final match.

In the bronze medal spot, Cameroon overcame Nigeria 3-1 (23-25, 25-19, 25-17, and 25-16) to the secure third place.

Mexico will also return to hosting duties in 2019 when the North American country welcomes the FIVB Volleyball Women’s U20 World Championship.

It will be the second consecutive edition of the competition held in the country after the 2017 event visited the cities of Boca del Rio and Cordoba in the Mexican state of Veracruz.