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Cameroon captain compares team's volleyball passion to Poland’s

Cameroon are participating for the second consecutive time in the World Championships
Wroclaw, Poland, September 1, 2014 – Following a twenty-year absence, Cameroon have now qualified to the World Championship for the second successive tournament and their captain says that despite the fact the event is being held in Poland, their passion is level to that of the host nation. 

Ranked No. 22 in the world, The African side were defeated 3-0 by Australia on day one of competition at Wroclaw's Centennial Hall.

Despite the loss, Jean Patrice Ndaki Mboulet enjoyed the match and appreciated the great atmosphere created by the fans. 

"Yesterday (Saturday) we saw the opening match between Poland and Serbia," the Cameroon captain said. "It was something amazing for us. 

"We are really enjoying playing here because we like volleyball as much as the Polish people. We all share the same passion.” the skipper said.

Ndaki Mboulet added that his country's volleyball ability has increased since they made their debut at the World Championship in 1990. However, on this occasion they did not have enough to beat Australia, ranked 12th in the world. 

“Our play wasn’t good today (Sunday). Probably our setter was stressed because it is his first time in such a big event. As we all know, this position is essential in volleyball. 

"Australia is a strong team and we should have played more quickly."

Written by Elzbieta Poznar, Young Writer Programme


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