Nigeria lose to Cameroon in third place match at Nation’s Cup


Three consecutive loses at the U21 Men’s Nations Championship have condemned Nigeria to the fourth place in Tunisia.

Nigeria finished second in their group after losing 3-0 to the hosts Tunisia in their last group game.

Nigeria lost all three sets 21-25, 18-25,  and 23-25 to finish second in the group and secure a clash against Egypt in the semis.

Nigeria lost to Egypt 1-3 (33-35, 28-26, 17-25, 16-25) in the first semifinals match while Tunisia defeated Cameroon by three straight sets 25-21, 25-19, 25-19 in the second semifinals on Saturday.

Nigeria led the Egyptians in the early minutes of the first set 17-11 but suffered several setbacks during the game. Egypt leveled up with Nigeria at 23-23 and the game ended in favour of Egypt 35-33 points.

Nigeria came in strong in the second set and eventually won 28-26 points. Egypt won the third and fourth set by 25-17 and 25-16 points.

The third place match against Cameroon was very close but Nigeria eventually lost 3-0.

Nigeria lost all sets 21-25, 20-25 and 23-25.


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