Going Tough for Volleyball Team

| June 16, 2015

Botswana has been knocked out of the Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB) Women’s Championships after finishing third in Pool A on June 15.

The team, under the guidance of Isaac Samuel, was pitted against hosts Kenya, Algeria and Mauritius at the eight-nation event in Nairobi.

Botswana fell 1-3 to Algeria in their opening match of the championships on June 13.

The North Africans won the first set 25-17, but Tracy Chaba and company hit back and in the second which they won 25-17 to level the contest. Algeria wrapped up victory by winning the next two sets 25-20 and 25-15.

Botswana registered its sole victory of the pool stage by beating Mauritius 3-1 on Sunday, but failed to progress to the championship knock-out stages after losing 3-0 against tournament favourites, Kenya.

After being knocked out, Botswana will on Wednesday (June 17) face Morocco in the fifth-eigth place playoffs semifinal. The winner of the tie will face either Tunisia or Mauritius in the fifth place playoff on Thursday.

Kenya and Algeria aanced to the semifinals from Pool A while Cameroon and Senegal aanced from Pool B.

The final will be played on Saturday in Nairobi and the winner of the tournament will represent Africa at the 2015 FIVB Women’s World Cup in Japan in August.

This was Botswana’s fifth appearance at the Africa Women’s Volleyball Championships. The team finished on seventh position during the 2013 event.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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