Defending champions Cameroon beat Nigeria to reach African Nations Volleyball Championship final

·     Two-time defending champions Cameroon are chasing their third successive title after 2017 and 2019.

By Beng Emmanuel

Cameroon maintained their quest of claiming their third successive Women’s African Nations Volleyball Championship trophy after beating Nigeria 3 sets to 0 in a thrilling semi-final clash at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda.

The two-time defending champions have grabbed the last available ticket to represent the continent  at next year’s Women’s World Volleyball Championship scheduled to take place in the Netherlands and Poland.

Cameroon produced a commanding display to outclass Nigeria who reached their first semi-final in 16 years. The Volleyball Lionesses won the first set 25-13 to take control of the tie.

The second set was more complicated and different from the first but the Volleyball Lionesses showed commendable calm and experience to claim the second set 35-33. They then went on to seal their spot for the final with a 25-13 win in the third set.

Cameroon will face Kenya-who beat Morocco 3-0 in the first semi-final game- in the final of the 2021 African nations Volleyball Championship. It will be the second meeting between both nations in the competition with Cameroon recording an impressive 3-0 win during their group B opener against Kenya.  

The title aspirants are still unbeaten in the competition. They beat Kenya, Tunisia and Burundi without losing a single set. Their last group game against the Democratic Republic of Congo did not take place.

Both Cameroon and Kenya are qualified for the World Volleyball Championship next year. The final of the 2021 Women’s African Nations Volleyball Championship takes place on Sunday September 19.


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