X Jogos Africanos – GOLD!

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Beach volleyball made it’s debut at the All African Games in Maputo, Mozambique and during four days of intense competition Team Mauritius came out on top. This win is one for the history books.

On the women’s side there were 11 teams present to participate at these games with Kenya and Nigeria coming in ranked top 2 at the start of the games. In a double elimination format the Mauritius team was ranked 8th for this tournament, after other teams drew better seeds, and was scheduled to play first round against the Republic of Congo. The following is the result from the competition.

Day 1

Mauritius vs. Congo (2-0) 21-8, 21-13

Mauritius vs. Kenya (2-0) 21-16, 21-13

Day 2 – Quater-finals

Mauritius vs. Mozambique (2-0)

Day 3 – Semi-finals

Mauritius vs. Nigeria (2-1) 21-16, 13-21, 15-13

Day 4 – Finals

Mauritius vs. South Africa (2-0) 21-13, 21-12

More results of other games and disciplines can be found on the official website.

It was a great tournament and Team Mauritius Beach volleyball would like to thank everyone that has helped and contributed to this success. A special thank you as well to the awesome welcome at the airport. It was great to see so many people come out waving the quadri-colour flag proudly, dancing and singing Sega. It was especially nice to see all the family members come out.

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