April 20, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr.
The Sierra Leone male beach volleyball team has booked their place to the 11th edition of the All Africa Games scheduled for September 4-19, 2015 in Brazzaville, Congo after scooping gold in their zonal qualifiers.
The Sierra Leonean pair of Abu Bakarr Kamara and Patrick Lombi secured the first qualifying spot after seeing off Gambia, Guinea and host Senegal to secure gold medals in the three days competition.
The first prey to the Sierra Leonean pair were their Gambian opponents who suffered two-straight sets defeats – 21-16 and 21-17 – on Thursday at the Djamalai Beach in Dakar.
The second match, which was dubbed the ‘all Ebola stricken nations’ battle, also ended in favour of Sierra Leone as the rampaging Kamara and Lombi humbled their neighbours, Guinea by two sets to zero with the score line reading 21-15 and 21-11 on both sets respectively.
Whilst the Sierra Leonean male pair secured qualification, their female colleagues failed to impress after suffering two straight defeats to Gambia and Guinean respectively. The first match saw them falling down to Gambia 21-13 and 21-16, and to Guinea 21-11 and 21 13.
Meanwhile, after three days of action, Sierra Leone and host nation Senegal secured the two qualification spots with gold and silver medals respectively, while in the female category, it was Senegal and Guinea who secured qualification.