The Egyptian males’s nationwide sitting volleyball workforce gained the gold medal on the African Zone Championship held in Lagos, Nigeria, turning into the primary Egyptian Para workforce to stamp their ticket to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Video games.
Egypt’s males’s workforce blanked Morocco 3-0 (25-13, 25-11, 25-16) within the last at Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos, to win the title for the tenth time and make it to the Paralympics. Egypt additionally took the silver medal on the World Cup held in Cairo final November 2023.
Ehab Hassanein, president of ParaVolley Africa and the Arab Federation for Incapacity Sports activities, despatched his greetings to the profitable groups in Africa and praised the efficiency of the sitting volleyball groups in Lagos.
“Egypt have all the time been pioneers in sitting volleyball since my days as a participant. I hope the workforce will have the ability to win a medal on the coming Paralympics as they’re nicely ready for this. I’m additionally very happy with the Rwandan ladies’s workforce who have been in a position to qualify from Africa as nicely. I feel that we’ve got rising groups and the efficiency of our African gamers is enhancing. Hope we will entice extra nations to our beloved sport, ParaVolley,” Hassanein, who can also be an Egyptian Paralympic Committee board member, mentioned.
Hassanein mentioned that on the finish of the month Egypt will host the primary Afro-Arab males’s membership championship in Cairo beneath the sponsorship of Fahd Al-Fakeer, head of the Arab ParaVolley Committee, and the patronage of Minister of Youth and Sports activities Ashraf Sobhi “which will likely be an essential occasion and a very good alternative for all individuals to change experience and get involved with different groups. It additionally opens the best way to draw extra gamers to our sport.”
Rwanda ladies’s workforce took the gold medal for the fourth time of their historical past to qualify for the Paralympics.
Rwanda met a robust problem from Kenya because the latter had their finest efficiency within the match. Nevertheless, the Rwandans proved ultimately to be an excessive amount of for his or her rivals in a 3-0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-21) victory within the ladies’s last.
Egypt had certified for the ultimate after defeating Algeria 3-0 within the semi-final. The nationwide workforce obtained the total mark within the first spherical, defeating Morocco, Kenya and Nigeria by the identical 3-0 rating.
Mansour Al-Mohammadi, vice-president of ParaVolley Egypt, praised profitable the African Championship and qualifying for the 2024 Paris Paralympics.
Al-Mohammadi mentioned the Egyptian champions offered “excellent ranges” all through the match matches. He thanked the nation for the “nice” help it offers to Paralympic sports activities and champions throughout the tenure of President Abdel- Fattah Al-Sisi, and minister Sobhi, He additionally praised the position performed by the Egyptian Paralympic Committee, headed by Hossameddin Mustafa, and Egypt ParaVolley’s board of administrators headed by Mustafa Abdel- Alim.
Three golden balls have been offered to the Egyptian champions after profitable the cup: Hisham Salah for finest participant, Sayed Moussa finest spiker and Ahmed Fadl finest blocker.
Egypt be a part of hosts France, world champions Iran, Asian qualifier Kazakhstan, European champions Bosnia and Herzegovina, Pan American winners Brazil and World Cup qualifier Germany as the following to final workforce going to the Paris 2024 males’s match.
Within the ladies’s recreation, Rwanda enter the sphere of groups comprised of hosts France, world champions Brazil, zone champions China, Italy and the US, and World Cup qualifier Canada because the seventh squad to qualify for the quadrennial this 12 months.
Supply: Ahram Online | Abeer Anwer