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21 June 2013
Cairo, Egypt, June 20, 2013- RD Congo left attacker Shesha Masako is coming from a developing volleyball country which has only one title in their volleyball history where he was a part of that golden team.
In 2010, RD Congo youth team won the first ever African Championship U 18 which was a qualifier for the first youth Olympic Games in Singapore 2011.
Congo team surprisingly represented Africa in the Olympic game finals with the young star Masako putting finger prints for his team in the finals.
"Since my childhood I was waiting for the day when I represent my country in an international competition," Shesha Masako said while he was representing his country in the 2013 Men's Junior African Nations Championship in Tunisia.
"I was thinking to repeat our achievement in 2013 but this time we faced more experienced teams like Tunisia, Egypt, Rwanda and Morocco who secured the four vacancies of the World Championship of this age category in Turkey,"
RD Congo finished this competition at the seventh position after beating their neighbours Congo Brazzaville in the 7th position match but they showed a high standard volleyball after their federation gave the care to that generation after achieving the lone volleyball competition in their history.
Masako stared his volleyball career when he was only 10 years where he was picked up by the coach of Negrita club in Lubumbashi to play in the mini volley team. Later he shifted to Mwangaza club in 2009 to start his real professional volleyball.
The Congolese Volleyball Federation was highly interested to prepare a good team for the first ever Olympic Games in Singapore as they were highly supported by the National Olympic Committee so they prepared a team for that mission.
"I was very happy to be a part of the youth team preparing for the Olympics but I didn't realise that time that we will be lucky to represent our continent. We played very well in the competition hosted by South Africa and clinched the Olympic ticket which was a great honour for our country. We returned back home as big heroes and from that day I was thinking that we will achieve more honours to our country.
The volleyball promising star was also successful in his study as he is now finishing the secondary school as he wants to be a lawyer beside being a famous player in Africa.
"I need to play as a professional player in any big country and now I'm studying some offers from Tunisia and Algeria.
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