Cameroon enter history book with first Women’s title

By Jejje Muhinde

Yaoundé, Cameroon, October 18, 2017- Cameroon put their name in the history book after they grabbed their first ever women title at the African Nations Championship they hosted in Yaoundé, October 7 to 14, 2017.

Cameroon is the most frequently participating team in this competition as they took part in 14 out of 18 editions preceding Kenya and Egypt with 12 participations each, but their biography was free of any gold medal until 2017 when they get their first trophy after beating the record holders Kenya (9 titles), in the final 3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 29-27).

Cameroon had a 100 % record of victories in the competition conceding only 2 sets throughout the 9 nation tournament. They started their campaign by beating Botswana 3-0 (25-22, 25-11, 25-17) in the first match. They then overcame Algeria 3-1 (25-20, 25-9, 17-25, 25-10) before beating Egypt at the end of the preliminary round 3-1 (20-25, 30-28, 25-17, 25-18) to lead Pool A.

Cameroon celebrate after they grabbed their first ever women title at the African Volleyball Nations Championship which they hosted in Yaoundé. Courtesy Photo.

In the semifinal, they continued the victory rhythm to win Senegal 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 27-25) to proceed to the final against 9-time champion Kenya.

In terms of the organization, Cameroon VB Federation aided by the Ministry of Youth did a great job with full success in both opening and closing ceremonies. The great spectator attendance in all matches especially the final added to this success and giving African Volleyball its own flavor.

CAVB President’s Dr. Amr Elwani’s meeting with the Cameroonian Minister of Sports Bidoung Mkpatt and the Prime- Minister Philemon Yang boosted the Country’s development programme of Volleyball at school and added to the competition success.

Kenya National women volleyball championship.
The President of International Volley Ball congratulating  Cameroon women volley ball team for their victory.

 

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Elias Hakizimana

Elias Hakizimana, CEO&Founder of The Inspirer Ltd,(www.rwandainspirer.com) is a professional Rwandan Journalist with Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communication, received from University of Rwanda’s College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) in 2014. He served various media houses in Rwanda including Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) in 2013 and became passionate with English Online and Print Media Publications where he exercised his talent as a Freelance News Reporter for The New Times, The Independent, The Rwanda Focus, Panorama and more before he became a Self-Entrepreneur as the CEO and Founder of The Inspirer Limited in early 2017.

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