Cameroon celebrate their first African Championship victory
Lausanne, Switzerland, October 14, 2017 – Cameroon delighted their home fans when they won their maiden African Women’s Championship title on Saturday with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 29-27) victory over Kenya at the Palais des Sports in Yaounde.
Both teams had already guaranteed their places at the Japan 2018, FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship by reaching the final on Friday. There were two places available from the qualifier for the tournament that will run from September 29-October 20.
For Cameroon it is their second consecutive World Championship appearance, while Kenya return to the tournament for the first time since the 2010 edition.
Over 6,000 fans packed the arena and Cameroon responded best with a dominant performance that banished memories of defeat in the 1999 and 2013 finals. They denied Kenya twice on set point in the third set before going on to wrap up victory.
Nana Tchoudjang led Cameroon with 14 points, while Violet Makuto led scoring for Kenya with 12.
Egypt completed the podium when they defeated Senegal 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-23) in the bronze medal match.