Egypt wins FINA World Youth Water Polo Championships African qualifiers

Maya Nawar
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Egyptian National Water Polo junior boys team won the FINA World Youth Water Polo Championships African qualifiers, celebrated in Zimbabwe from 11 to 14 February 2016.

In the final match, the Egyptian team won against South Africa. Due to this victory, the Egyptian team will represent Africa in the FINA World Youth Championships in Budva, Montenegro in August 2016.

The Egyptian team played four matches, defeating Zimbabwe (25-8) in the first match. The second was against Egypt’s strongest rival, South Africa, but was defeated (8-10). In its third match, the Egyptian team continued their victory against Zimbabwe, and won this time (15-5).

They did win over its strongest rival, the South African team, in the final match (15-11). This is the first international tournament that took place in the Hellenic Academy swimming pool, which was commissioned in 2015.

“The Egyptian team played its first two matches in one day, where it lost the second match,” Egyptian Swimming Federation’s board member, board member in the International Swimming Federation (FINA)’s technical committee and the Head of the Egyptian delegation to this tournament, Ahmed Haroun El-Touny told Daily News Egypt.

President of the Egyptian Swimming Federation Yasser Edris recognised El-Touny’s effort to give more support to the Egyptian team, especially after it lost against South Africa.

He confirmed that he gave great hope for the team for great results in the upcoming FINA World Youth Championships.

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