10 Apr 2018

The first titles decided at the 2018 Africa Junior and Cadet Championships in Côte d’Ivoire on Monday 9th April, both finished in the hands of Egypt.

Mohamed Abdelwahab, Youssef Abdel-Aziz and Amed Elbhoramy won the Junior Boys’ Team title, the corresponding Junior Girls’ Team title finished in the hands of the combination formed by Mariam Alhodaby, Marwa Alhodaby and Farida Badawy.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager

Furthermore both titles were secured in a most impressive manner; at the semi-final and final stages three-nil victory margins were recorded.

In the Junior Boys’ Team event at the final hurdle a comprehensive win was secured in opposition to Tunisia’s Aboubaker Bourass, Nathael Hamdoun and Youssef Ben Attia, having earlier in the day overcome the Algerian formation of Abdelbasset Chaichi, Islem Tifoura and Azzeddine Lazizi in the penultimate round.

Imposing from Egypt at the semi-final stage it had been the same from Tunisia; they had recorded a three-nil win in opposition to the Cameroon team comprising Yaoussou Ahmed Nenba, Abdoulaye Mouhamed and Michel Wamba Nzokou.

Algeria gained third place; they beat Cameroon by three matches to one in the play-off fixture.

No charity afforded by Mohamed Abdelwahab, Youssef Abdel-Aziz and Amed Elbhoramy; it was the same from Mariam Alhodaby, Marwa Alhodaby and Farida Badawy in the Junior Girls’ Team competition.

Most impressively at the semi-final stage a comprehensive win was posted against South Africa’s Kesmika Sivnarain, Simeen Mookrey and Lekeasha Johnson, before the title was clinched at the hands of Tunisia’s Abir Haj Salah, Fadwa Garci and Manel Baklouti. Earlier the Tunisian trio had recorded a three-nil penultimate round win against Algeria’s Malissa Nasri, Loubna Djedjik and Houda Taguercifi.

First place for Egypt, second for Tunisia; it was third for Algeria; in the play-off fixture, a three-one win was recorded in opposition to South Africa.

2018 African Junior & Cadet Championships Egypt

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