Volleyball: FIVB World Championships qualifiers – Africa zone 7-Seychelles teams win opening matches


Captained by France-based setter Natalie Agnes, the Seychelles women’s team dropped the first set before recovering to beat Mauritius 3-1 (22-25, 25-20, 25-14, 25-18).

Seychelles’ Petra Richard (left) goes for the kill against Mauritius

The men’s side, skippered by Ian Furneau, whitewashed their Mauritian opponents 3-0 (25-23, 25-13, 25-19).

Veteran Guy Valentin finds a way past the Mauritian block

Both Seychelles and Mauritius have already qualified for the second stage of the Africa World Championships qualifiers after the other countries declined to take part in the sub-zonal qualifiers.

According to the rule, the two countries’ women’s and men’s teams had to play at least one match. But the Seychelles Volleyball Federation (SVF) decided to have three matches instead to give local volleyball fans the opportunity to see our teams in action.

The second set of matches is today at 4pm and 6pm at the Palais des Sports. The third matches are slated for tomorrow at the same times and venue.

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