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Hosts Botswana and Mozambique off to a flying start at AAG qualifier

 
Mozambique on the attack against Zimbabwe
 
Gaborone, Botswana, May 6, 2015 - Botswana and Mozambique's teams got off to a winning start at the All Africa Games Zone 6 qualifiers at the Ditshupo Hall in Gaborone on Tuesday.
 
In the first game of the opening day, the Mozambican men's team outplayed Zimbabwe 3-1. In the second game, Mozambique's women beat Zimbabwe 3-0, while Botswana's women defeated Zambia 3-0. The final game of the night saw Botswana's men dispose of Zambia in a thrilling match the hosts conquered 3-1.
 
Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique are eyeing a place in the All Africa Games set for September in Congo Brazzaville later this year. The teams participating in the qualifier will continue playing in a round robin format until Thursday, when the top two men's and women's teams will earn a ticket to represent Zone VI at the games in Congo.
 
The last time the
Ditshupo Hall hosted a volleyball competition was in 1996 when local teams gathered for the defunct Schweppes Volleyball Grand Prix. The hall has also been used for several other local tournaments, including the Barclays Cup, the Debswana Cup and the Blue Train Marathon that was sponsored by Botswana Railways.




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