Kenya have qualified for the women's volleyball tournament at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games ©FIVB

Kenya have qualified for the women's volleyball tournament at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after sealing victory in the African qualifier in Cameroon's capital Yaoundé today.

A 25-15, 25-21, 25-12 win over Nigeria completed a perfect campaign in the single five-team pool.

Sharon Chepchumba Kiprono was Kenya's top scorer with 11 points, with Mercy Moim and Edith Mukuvilani managing 10 each.

Kenya return to the Olympics after a 16-year hiatus. 

They will be making their third appearance, having ranked 11th at Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004.

Today's other match in Yaoundé saw Egypt beat Botswana 25-11, 25-14, 25-18 to secure a third-place finish behind runners-up Cameroon.

The event is one of 10 Tokyo 2020 continental qualifiers for men and women taking place this week under the overall auspices of the International Volleyball Federation.

Each one offers progression for the winner.

Action also continued today at the Men's African Olympic Qualification Tournament in Cairo, where hosts Egypt suffered a damaging straight-sets loss at the hands of Tunisia.

The home nation fell to a 27-29, 14-25, 23-25 defeat at the Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex as unbeaten Tunisia put themselves within one victory of ensuring their place at Tokyo 2020.

Tomorrow, Tunisia play Algeria, who overcame Cameroon 25-16, 25-16, 25-17 today.

Cameroon face Egypt in the last match of the tournament on Saturday (January 11).

Over in Berlin at the Men's European Olympic Qualification Tournament, hosts Germany booked their place in the final with a 25-20, 25-23, 20-25, 25-23 win at the expense of Bulgaria.

Standing between them and a Tokyo 2020 berth are France, who fought back from two sets down against Slovenia to claim a stunning 13-25, 22-25, 25-14, 25-21, 15-9 victory at Max-Schmeling-Halle.

In the Women's European Olympic Qualification Tournament at the Omnisport Arena in Apeldoorn, Poland beat hosts The Netherlands 25-20, 25-23, 23-25, 25-23 to join their opponents in progressing to the semi-finals from Pool A.

The Poles have edged above the Dutch on sets ratio and will round off their Pool A campaign tomorrow against Azerbaijan.

Earlier in the day, Bulgaria won their first Pool A match at the third and final time of asking by defeating Azerbaijan 25-23, 25-19, 21-25, 25-22.

In Pool B, Belgium kept up their hopes of reaching the semi-finals after coming from behind to overcome Croatia 20-25, 28-26, 25-16, 25-22.

The result leaves Croatia winless after two games and out of contention, but also means Germany are through to the last four without playing today.

They will be joined by either Belgium or Turkey, who play each other tomorrow.