Defending champions Tunisia finally had the satisfaction of winning a 10th Men’s African Volleyball Championship on the home soil of their capital Tunis – but they were made to work hard for it by Cameroon.
The away side took the first set at El Menzah Sport Palace 25-23, with Tunisia – who had beaten Egypt 3-1 in the semi-finals – levelling with a 25-20 win in the second before going ahead with a 26-24 success in the third.
Cameroon, who had progressed by beating Algeria 3-0, drew level with a 25-21 win in the fourth, but the hosts claimed gold by winning the decisive fifth set 15-13.
Finals Programme on Sunday 28, 2019— CAVB (@CAVBPress) July 26, 2019
Final: Tunisia v Cameroon
Bronze medal: Egypt v Algeria
5th place: Morocco v Congo Brazzaville
7th place: Congo DR v Chad pic.twitter.com/GukfwYY8E9
Tunisia, winners in 2017, also won this trophy in 2003, 1999, 1997, 1995, 1987, 1979, 1971 and 1967.
In earlier matches, Algeria earned third place with a 23-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-20 victory over Egypt, while fifth place went to Morocco, 23-25, 25-22, 20-25, 25-18, 15-9 winners over Congo Republic.