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Tue, 25 Oct 2005 10:20

Volleyball: 1º de Agosto Beat IMEL, Retain National Title

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Luanda, 10/25 - 1º de Agosto retained the national senior male volleyball title with Monday`s (3-0 sets) win over Luanda`s "A" Level Economics Institute "IMEL", in a second match of the play-offs finals, played at Cidadela sports stadium, in the capital city.

With two wins in a system of the best in three games, after having beaten IMEL on Sunday, 1º de Agosto, who were physically and technically stronger, confirmed theirwin with the following sets: 27-25, 25-20 and 25-13.

To reach the finals, both teams, respectively defeated the Normal Institute of Physical Education (INEF) and 28 de Agosto, the latter occupied the third position of the general standings.

As regards the females tournament, 1º de Agosto were also on top form in the finals, with a 3-1 win over 28 de Agosto, the runners up, followed by Namibe Nautical Club. This team from south-western Namibe Province were the main highlight, because they played better than other teams of Luanda such as INEF and Scorpion.

The best players (in both sexes) were José Mária and Silvina Conceição Santos, with the best coaches being Hernani Bastos and Nando Cadete, all from 1º de Agosto.

The best three teams in each category received trophies.