Nairobi, Kenya, October 27, 2016 – The Egypt women’s national team claimed the 2016 U23 African Nations Championship title after they defeated Botswana in straight sets (25-16, 25-10, 25-19) in the final at Kasarani Sports Hall on Thursday.
The victory placed Egypt in the first position with a 4-0 win record in the five-nation tournament, while Kenya claimed silver after they beat Rwanda 3-1 (25-23, 23-25, 25-22, 25-19) in the silver and bronze medal deciders. Kenya improved their win-loss card to 3-1, while Rwanda finished third with a 2-2 record.
As a result, Egypt and Kenya qualify for the 2017 edition of the FIVB Volleyball U23 Women's World Championship in Slovenia.
Botswana ended up in fourth place with a one win and three losses, while Senegal finished last with a 0-4 win-loss record.
Egyptian middle blocker Aya Ahmed took the Most Valuable Player award for playing a key role in their match victories.
Best Server: Seraphine Mukantambara (RWA)
Best Receiver: Kebabonye Phofedi (BOT)
Best Setter: Veronica Kilabat (KEN)
Best Attacker: Wavinya Kiitha Yvonne (KEN)
Best Blocker: Farida Elaskalany (EGY)
Best Libero: Mariam Ahmed (EGY)
Most Valuable Player: Aya Ahmed (EGY)