Three different countries won at ABG
At the 2nd African Beach Games which was held in Hammamet, Tunisia in both categories various nations took the trophy.
In three categories, men’s singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles between 24 & 26 June with 35 teqers from 12 countries the Teqball tournament for the second time was part of the African beach games.
Cameroon’s Gregory Dylan Tchami Djomaha and World Ranking 23rd Victor Ademoye Oyemade from Nigeria stood out in men’s singles as both of them reached the gold match without a single set loss. In the final, the title holder of the ABG at this tournament as he won in the only category, in men’s doubles with Hubert Noah Essomba four years ago in Sal, Cape Verde won in three.
“Hard work again paid off, just like four years ago. I was training a lot to get the victory and doing that while wearing the national jersey gave me extra energy.” –said Tchami Djomaha.
For the bronze medal, Yassine Sahli upset Sylvester Oko Nortey from Ghana.
In men’s doubles, the Shali brother from Tunisia took the trophy. Yassine Sahli, the only African athlete in the World Ranking top 10 in any category and Youssef Sahli Saifallah beat Victor Ademoye Oyemade & Funsho Funto Samson. With this result, Oyemade returned home with two medals.
“We achieved more than we dreamt of. Winning at home representing our nation in the sport we love with my own brother, that is more we could ask for” – expressed his feelings Youssef Shali.
Sylvester Oko Nortey along with the youngest teger Daniel Fobi at the tournament did not leave without medals as they overcame Siphosethu Sikhondze & Senzo Menzi Mnisi from Eswatini.
Nigeria became the most decorated country in Teqball at the ABG as they triumphed in mixed doubles. Funsho Funto Samson and Rashidat Bukola Salau won in two close sets against Randrianasolo Fanirisoa Richia & Andry Nambinintsoa Rakotondrabe from Madagascar. Samson became the second teqer finishing with one gold and one silver medals in Hammamet.
Algeria’s Fethi Larit and Malak Benyounes won the bronze medal against Jarise Evora and Teodoro Silva from Cape Verde in three sets.