Mauritius ready to welcome the Men’s Continental Cup finals

11 April 2012

 Mauritius, April 7, 2012- The beautiful beach of Flic en Flac on the Western coast of Mauritius became ready to welcome the CAVB Men’s Continental Cup finals, the qualifying tournament for the 2012 London Olympic Games which will be hosted by the Indian Ocean Island 13 to 15 April, 2012. The gold medalists of this tournament will secure a ticket to London, while the second and third will have another chance of qualification through the World Cup.The host country will be represented by Team 1, the pairing of  Nicolas Laurette \ Stephane Moonisamy and Team 2 of Eric Louise \ Gino Sophie who prepared well during the last few weeks to be ready for the victory of the tournament in their homelands .Congo Brazzaville will be the first country to arrive to Mauritius by April 9 followed by the other participating teams. The tournament will feature six teams participating in a round robin format with consolation which are the host Mauritius (Ranked 5th) as well as the African top seeded South Africa, Nigeria (2nd), Angola (4th), Congo Brazzaville (6th) and Egypt (8th).The technical meeting will be held on Thursday April 12. The competition attracted the interest of the Mauritian Minister of Sports who invited the Mauritius Women team of Natasha Rigobert \ Elodie Ng Yuk Fong who won the gold medal of the 2011 All Africa Games in Mozambique which was the first ever to feature beach volleyball event. The champions pairing will play an exhibition match against two Brazilian pairs.    The FIVB instructor Athanasios Papageorgiou conducted Beach volleyball course for the grass roots attended by 25 coaches and officials to prepare the experiences for the Continental Cup.

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