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Cameroon stun Kenya to clinch first African Women’s Volleyball Championship title

Cameroon stunned Kenya with a straight sets victory to clinch their maiden African Women’s Volleyball Championship title in front of a delighted crowd in Yaoundé.

The host nation claimed an impressive 25-22, 25-19, 29-27 win to deny Kenya a fourth consecutive title at the Multipurpose Sports Complex in the Cameroonian capital.

Kenya were the favourites to secure a 10th title and had not dropped a set going into the showpiece finale against Cameroon.

The defending champions started the match the better of the two sides before Cameroon gradually grew into the contest.

After a few nervy moments, they sealed the first set to edge ahead and then dominated the second to move to within one set of a superb triumph.

Cameroon took their opportunity at the first time of asking, battling through a tense final set to ensure they finished the tournament at the summit of the podium.

Both teams had already qualified for the next year’s World Championships in Japan after coming through their respective semi-finals yesterday.

“Getting here was not been very easy,” Kenya coach Japheth Munala said following the defeat.

“The girls have earned it and looking at the squad, I believe that they are ready to make that next step.

“It has been seven years since we were at the World Championship and since then a lot has changed.”

Egypt earned the bronze medal after they beat Senegal 25-20, 25-19, 25-23.

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5 comments

  1. I love the country kamerun

  2. La Republic has don it again, like everything else in Cameroon, I don’t Believe they have any Abazonians on that Team.Congratulations Anyways

    • tonton pistacheur

      It is this kind of poor mentality instigated by the wild Ahidjo regime and pursued by the satanist regime of Biya that keeps us backwards. When you , and those you think poorly like you will understand that, the interest of the whole nation makes ipso facto the interest of individuals or individuals groups and never the inverse, we will definetly move forward.

  3. The October 1st GENOCIDE in SC and the dragging of Biya and his crime syndicate before the ICC is a game changer in the history of the TWO Cameroons ( i.e. SC + LRC). The telling signs are clear that the “one and indivisible” country is falling apart.

  4. my dear brothers,i am i fucking eton man and proud to be.i love everything Cameroon.every single soul cameroonian mean alot to me that i really ashame of those posting silly comments in this forum.before french and british came we were one and we shall remain so.Cameroon mean nothing without the south west and north west and vice versa we are link with a big bond.so i am thefore here to ask a favor of you guys to go and promote peace and fraternity.who ever listened to the church chant this world will pass only jesus will never pass
    The regime of Biya will pass only Cameroon will never pass.it is away to say that if the situation worse all of us cameroonians including me adressing to you today will be resposible before man and God.we’ve seen the mistakes that our neighbors wet through!