London 2012
Mozambique's women's team came through their Pool E battle in the CAVB Beach Volleyball Continental Cup as they continue to pursue a place at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The team of sisters Rezia and Amilia Cumbi and Satira Shongo and Guilhermina Cossa with their gold medal at the event.
Amilia Cumbi receives as sister Rezia looks on.
Rezia Cumbi spikes as she helps Mozambique shift closer to a spot on Horse Guards Parade at the London 2012 Olympics next year.
Guilhermina Cossa gives an interview to local media at the event.
Mozambique will now move onto the next phase of the CAVB Beach Volleyball Continental Cup later this year.


Mozambique women enjoying the best of two worlds

Maputo, Mozambique, July 19, 2011 – Anyone wondering how to juggle the twin demands of beach volleyball and a social life should listen to the story of the Mozambique women’s team who won gold at the CAVB Continental Cup Zonal Phase Pool E held in Maputo last Sunday.

The team consists of two pairs: Team 1 includes sisters Rezia and Amilia Cumbi while the other duo consists of Satira Shongo and Guilhermina Cossa. Three out of the four players are married and succeed in enjoying both worlds – the sports world through their success on both indoor and beach volleyball courts alongside their home life.

The two sisters, Rezia and Amilia, are also studying. Both are taking a masters degree in material resources commercials, which they are hoping will help their community to improve in these areas.

Satira Chongo is also studying and has already completed a degree in accounting and looks to continue down this path.
Guillhermina Cossa, who played a major role in the win over the more experienced Mauritius team, is studying law at Mozambique University and wants to be a successful lawyer.

What is also remarkable is the fact that they also practice indoor volleyball as well as beach volleyball in addition to their studies.

“We are keen to represent Africa in the London Olympic Games through winning this exciting Continental Cup, but it is not easy to realize this dream,” Amelia said after the tournament. “We know we will come up against difficult teams in the second round and at the finals of the Continental Cup but we will do our best to turn the dreams into reality.”


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