Mozambique volleyball family honours Camilo Antao
Maputo, Mozambique, January 3, 2017 – The Mozambique volleyball family held a special ceremony for Camilo Antao on Tuesday, before the men’s national championship final, in recognition of his 37-year service to the sport.
The ceremony was led by president of the national federation Khalid Cassam, in the presence of the vice-minister of sport and a representative from the Mozambique Olympic Committee.
Antao was born on December 29, 1950 in Lourenco Marques. The 66-year-old has been a great influence in Mozambique volleyball since he got involved in 1979, when he began coaching various teams until 1990, including the national team that won the African Men’s National Championship in Zimbabwe in 1983. Antao was also president of Sport Club Oftal in 1988.
Antao concurrently held a post at the national federation as general secretary from 1982 to 1990, and then became national federation president from 1992 to 2013. He has also played several roles with the CAVB and the FIVB, and was a revered official of the Mozambique Olympic Committee.