Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – Sierra Leone’s male and female beach volleyball teams have successfully qualified for the All-Africa Games following their impressive performance in the recently concluded three-day Zone 2 Beach Volleyball Championship hosted by the Volleyball Federation of Sierra Leone at the Africell Beach Sports Arena.
In the female category, the Sierra Leone team secured second place after losing two straight sets to Senegal with scores of 21-16, 21-18. Similarly, the male team claimed the second spot despite losing to The Gambia in a closely contested match, with a final score of two games to one. Senegal secured the third position in the male category by defeating Guinea Bissau with a scoreline of 2-1.
Ansumana Bangura, the media and communication officer of the Volleyball Federation, emphasized the event’s success, noting the spirited competition among the five participating countries: Senegal, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, and the host Sierra Leone. The matches showcased remarkable talent and sportsmanship, engaging both players and spectators.
Bangura highlighted the significance of the Zone 2 Beach Volleyball Championships, not only as a celebration of the sport but also as a platform for future planning and development. He praised the dedication and skill displayed by the participating athletes throughout the tournament.
After the championship, the rankings for the male teams were as follows:
For the female category, the rankings were as follows:
The successful qualification of both Sierra Leone teams for the All-Africa Games is a testament to the country’s growing prowess in beach volleyball and a source of pride for the nation. BT/30/1/2024