Flic en Flac, Mauritius, April 13, 2012- The previous Olympians Angola as well as the dark horses Congo Brazzaville secured their way to the semifinal of the 2012 CAVB Men’s Continental Cup finals here at Flic en Flac beaches in Mauritius on Friday following their thrilling victories over Egypt and hosts Mauritius in the opening day.
Angola meets top seeded South Africa in an exciting semifinal on Saturday, while Congo Brazzaville faces second seeded Nigeria in the other semis. Meanwhile the losers Egypt line up against Mauritius for the fifth and sixth positions.
Congo needed a long Marathon of five matches to take over hosts Mauritius in a match that made the spectators on their toes for two hours>
Congo pairing of Ngoteni/Mandembo started the matches by a soaring 66 minutes win over Louise/Sophie 2-1 (22-20, 21-13, 15-11).
Mauritius team 2, Moonisamy/Laurette responded with a win over Nakavoua /Ambyero 2-0 (21-18, 21-15) to draw 1-1.
After a great fight Congo won the golden set narrowly 22-20 to qualify to the semis.
Meanwhile Egypt started their match against Angola aggressively wining the first match 2-1(11-21, 22:20, 15:13) when the pair of Metwally/Shahin defeated Sequeria brothers.
Angola’s Abreu/ Silva secured two successive victories over Okasha/Atta 2-1 (12-21 , 21-16 , 15-10) and Metwally/Shahin 2-0 (21-18, 21-16).