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Mozambique withdraws from participating in the African Roller Hockey Championship

The Mozambican Skating Federation (FMP) announced this Tuesday the withdrawal of the national roller hockey teams from the African roller hockey championship, which takes place in Cairo, due to lack of financial support.


In a statement, the FMP recalls that for this second edition of the championship, which runs from 21 to 26 August in the capital of Egypt, it registered two national teams, in the senior and under-19 levels, and provided for the participation of a delegation made up of 26 elements, including athletes.

"The withdrawal was due to the fact that until the 21st of August (Monday) it had not managed to raise the support of partners and the State, through the Sports Promotion Fund (FPD), the amount necessary to cover the expenses travel, stay and purchase of hockey equipment", reads the statement.

In the first edition of this championship, held in Luanda, in 2019, the Mozambican team finished in second place, among three participating teams (South Africa was supposed to participate, but withdrew for financial reasons).

The FMP recalls that Mozambique's participation in these events "has always been sponsored by the institution's partners" and by the State, through the FPD.

"The FMP was forced to renounce the participation of the under-19 selection and to consider taking only the senior team to Egypt as a way to minimize the costs of the operation. Roller hockey lovers and supporters carried out a fundraising campaign of funds to support the displacement of the teams, but unfortunately, the effort resulted in a real failure", adds the statement.

That federation claims that in the first half of the year it submitted to the Secretary of State for Sport and the FPD a "detailed plan of activities, including the necessary budget for the participation of national teams" in this championship, but that "it never received a formal response".

For the second edition of the African championship of the modality, the selections of Angola, Egypt, Mozambique and South Africa were registered.

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