Mauritius back to African Nations Championship after 14 years

22 July 2015

Mauritius, July 20, 2015- Mauritius Men's Volleyball team arrived to Cairo to participate at the 2015 Men's African Nations Championship after 14 years of absence from the African volleyball peak event.


 Mauritius will participate in the African Nations Championship due to start in Cairo, Egypt on July 22 till 30 for the first time since 2001 aiming to achieve good results and also to prepare for the Indian Ocean Games to be held as from 1st August 2015 in Reunion Island.


 To achieve their goal, Mauritius VB Federation called Fabrice Chalendar, a French coach at Lyon to supervise the team and gain the experience from that higher level of teams like Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Botswana, Rwanda, Kenya and Cameroun.


 "It will be a good test for the team and also to gain experience with these teams who possesses players of high quality," Fabrice Chalendar said.


"We will also use this tournament to reinforce our team spirit as our main goal remain the Indian Ocean Games," added  Melchior Miniopoo, the Mauritian national coach.


The Mauritian squad includes Gilbert Alfred, Stephane Moonisamy, Gino Sophie, Evans Sauteur, Ashwin Ramkalawon, Sunil Mudhoo, Éric Louise, Hansley Casimir, Brian Perrine, Kevin Larose, Akash Doobraz et Jason Raddoo. Head Coach is Melchior Miniopoo, Technical supervisor : Fabrice Chalendar, Team-manager : Bose Soonarane and the accompanying referee : Rohit Caullychurn


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By Riza Itola from Mauritius