By Beng Emmanuel
The men’s Volleyball team of Cameroon took a significant step to end a 21-year-wait for another title after defeating Morocco 3 sets to 2 to reach the final of the 2021 men’s Volleyball Championship in Kigali-Rwanda.
Their qualification to the final of the men’s tournament implies the 2019 Vice African Champions have also sealed a spot for the 2022 World Championship slated for Russia between August and September next year.
It was a thrilling game between both nations at the Kigali-Arena who were determined to make certain they reach the final of this year’s Africa’s Championship after enjoying a superb run to the final.
Morocco began the game with some heap of confidence and were the better side during the first set which they won by 25-15. However, Cameroon, fueled by the desire to conquer, fought hard to win the second 25-22 but went on to lose the third set 25-21.
The fourth set was highly contested between both nations who showcased exceptional qualities and strength. Just when Morocco thought they had finally dismantled Cameroon, the Volleyball Lions produced another stunning display to win 25-17 and eventually winning the final set 15-13.
Cameroon-who are unbeaten in the competition- face either Egypt or defending Tunisia in the final of the 2021 Africa men’s Volleyball Championship. They last won the title in 2001 with their first triumph as far back as 1989 in Abuja, Nigeria.
The team is hoping to make amends this year having finished as vice champions on several occasions. The latest being in 2019 when they lost to Tunisia in the final.