Cameroon’s capital, Yaoundé, is currently celebrating the Women’s African Volleyball Olympic Qualifiers, which will run 12 to 17 February.
The winner of this tournament will qualify for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. Teams coming in second and third place will play against Colombia and Puerto Rico in the International Olympic Qualifier.
In its first matches in the tournament, against the Ugandan women’s volleyball team, the Egyptian team won with scores of 25-12, 25-18, 25-19 and a total result of 3-0. In its second matches on 13 February, the Egyptian team won over Botswana’s team with the result of 3-0.
The first group in the tournament includes Tunisia, Cameroon, and Kenya. The second group includes Egypt, Uganda, Botswana, and Algeria.
In the African arena, Egypt’s national women’s volleyball team won the 1976 Women’s African Volleyball Championship in Cairo.
Egypt’s team won the 1989 and 2003 Women’s African Volleyball Championships held in Port Louis, Mauritius, and Nairobi, Kenya respectively. The team took home silver medals in the Women’s African Volleyball Championships in 1985 in Tunisia, 1991 in Cairo and 1993 in Lagos.
Egypt’s team acquired its fair share of bronze medals in the Women’s African Volleyball Championships held in 1987 in Rabat, 2005 in Abuja, and 2011 in Nairobi.
In the 2007 Women’s African Volleyball Championship in Nairobi, Egypt’s team ended up in fourth place.
As for their participation in the All Africa Games, Egypt’s women’s team concluded the tournaments with first place in 1987, second in 1991, third in 1995, second in 1999, second in 2003, and sixth in 2007.