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The federation fears for the participation of Barea in the Francophonie games, after the package of the beach soccer selection which was to participate in the African Beach Games in Tunisia.

In the fog. Due to a lack of financial means, the Barea beach soccer were not part of the Malagasy delegation to the African Beach Games. Madagascar, African champion in 2015, will therefore be the great absentee at this continental meeting to be held in Tunisia from June 23 to 30. Madagascar is represented by two other disciplines, namely beach wrestling and teqball. After the Barea beach soccer package, the participation of Barea U20 in the games of the Francophonie is also in the expectation. The games will take place from July 28 to August 6 in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The National Technical Directorate of the federation has long awaited the grouping supported by the State. A hundred pre-selected attended the first gathering initiated by the federation at the start of the year. A pre-list of thirty players, including seven expatriates, was unveiled in early May. The second grouping which was to be supported by the state has already been zapped. The third and last grouping was to start on June 21 according to the schedule established by the technical management, but in vain.


One month before the Kinshasa games, the vagueness remains concerning the preparation. “We can’t do anything but wait. We are going to send the final list of the twenty selected before the deadline of June 23, underlines Rado Rasoanaivo. The other events are apparently neglected, even the organization of the games of the Islands is not progressing as it should, to mention only the rehabilitation of infrastructures. The concerned federations and the pre-selected took charge of the same their respective grouping. The DTN also wishes to shed some light on the case of Barea beach soccer who were unable to make the trip to Tunisia. “The Ministry of Youth and Sports told us that Madagascar is involved in beach soccer. So we proceeded to the administrative preparation. We named the coach and selected the twelve players. When we asked for the technical preparation side, there was no reaction” clarifies the national technical director. Four players had to renew their expired passports but “we were told that it is up to them or the federation to take care of it” regrets the technical manager. Eight disciplines are on the program for the next games in Kinshasa.

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