Hosts and defending champions Tunisia celebrate during their second win at the Men's African Volleyball Championships against Botswana ©CAVB

Tunisia, aiming to win a 10th Men’s African Volleyball Championship in their capital Tunis, maintained their winning start at El Menzah Sports Palace today.

The hosts, defending the title they earned in 2017, won their second Pool A match against Botswana 25-14, 26-24, 25-6.

Tunisia also secured the title in 2003, 1999, 1997, 1995, 1987, 1979, 1971 and 1967.

Egypt top Pool B having also won maximum points so far following today’s 25-16, 25-13, 25-13 win over Burundi.

In the other Pool B match today, Congo Brazzaville beat Morocco 23-25, 27-25, 25-20, 30-28.

Egypt, Cameroon and Algeria qualified through their International Volleyball Federation rankings, with Egypt the highest at 13th in the world.

Cameroon are ranked 23rd, while Algeria are 39th.

Morocco, Chad, DR Congo, Congo-Brazzaville and Burundi are the remaining teams.

Competition is due to finish on Sunday (July 28).

The women's tournament came to a conclusion last week, with Cameroon successfully defending their title in Egypt.

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