2019 African Beach Volleyball: Egypt, Morocco emerge champions

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Morocco male team and Egypt female team have been crowned champions of the just concluded 2019 Africa Beach Volleyball Cup Seniors in Abuja.

Morocco’s Abicha Mohammed and Elgraoui Zouheir beat Rwanda’s, Patrick Kavalo Akumuntu and Olivier Ntagengwa 2-0 (21-15, 21-16) in the men’s final.

The promising Rwanda team played with so much passion but the Moroccans were stronger and more composed.

An elated Elgraoui Zouheir told newsmen in Abuja that he is excited winning the title for the second time in a row.

“I feel so great about this win; it is the most important thing to me because this is my second title in a row.

“We had a strange feeling in our group because all the teams were good, so the level of the team was high. You saw Rwanda qualified from our group and got to the final and anyone who plays better wins”.

The Stade Poitevin Volley Beach Club player said, “Next for my team is the Tokyo 2020 Olympics; I hope we qualify because at the last qualification, we lost in the final”.

Mozambique defeated Sierra Leone 2-0 (21-17, 21-15) in the men’s third place match.

Meanwhile, Egypt Two times Olympian, Doaa Elghobashy and 2019 Most Valuable Player of the Africa Club championship, Farida El Askalany defeated Mauritius 2-0 (21-15, 21-16) in the women’s final while Rwanda with highly experienced Charlotte Nzayisenga and Benita Benita Mukandayisenga settled for third place after beating Nigeria 2-0 (21-18, 21-16).

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