Lausanne, Switzerland, April 3, 2017- Mozambique's women and men were rewarded for a number of years of hard work by the Mozambique Volleyball Federation when they both won gold at the CAVB Africa U21 Beach Volleyball Championships this week.
Beach volleyball has been a huge source of pride to the south-east African nation since they organised the All Africa Games in Maputo in 2011. When current president Khalid Cassam took over in 2013 beach volleyball became a focus of development and the country have organised a number of zonal and continental championships in recent years.
In Cairo Ronaldo Andela and Jose Mondlane won the men’s title, while Liocardia Manica and Jessica Moian won women’s gold. Both teams came through the African Dream Project which has four centres across the country that supply the national teams with the promising players.
Both Mozambique teams will represent Africa in the coming FIVB U21 World Championships in Lucerne Switzerland that run from May 23-28. They will be joined by Morocco, Egypt, DR Congo and Nigeria in the men's category and Egypt, South Africa, Nigeria and Morocco in the women's.