Mauritius: The Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Recreation, Jean Christophe Stephan Toussaint, met this morning in Port-Louis, the newly appointed National Coaches of the men’s and women’s national football teams participating in the Indian Ocean Island Games (IOIG) being hosted by Madagascar in August 2023.
In a statement after the meeting, the Sports Minister said that his Ministry and the Mauritius Football Association had officialised the teams of coaches that will train the men’s and women’s national football teams. The Minister informed that Mr Kersley Levrai, as a coach, along with an assistant, Ms Marie Aurielle Collet, have been selected for the training of the women’s team, while Mr Fidy Rasoanaivo, with an assistant, Mr Sakoor Boodhun, will be coaching the men’s team.
Mr Stephan Toussaint added that both teams will come up with an action plan to maximise the training and preparation of the athletes for the Games. He indicated that the training of the athletes will be held at Côte d’Or National Sports Complex and emphasised that they will also benefit from training at the High-Performance Centre.
The Minister further indicated that a technical meeting will be held shortly to take stock and make a follow up of the preparations being made by the coaches. Toussaint also urged the population to support the coaches and the athletes who will represent Mauritius in the Games.
On the other hand, the Ambassador of Hungary to Mauritius, Attila György Horváth, paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Land Transport and Light Rail, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Alan Ganoo, this afternoon at the seat of his Ministry in Port Louis.
Mr Attila György Horváth occupied the post of Head of the Department of Parliamentary Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary in Budapest from 2010 to 2020. In 2011, he was a member of the Cabinet of the State Secretary for EU Affairs during the Hungarian EU Presidency. From 2004 to 2010, he was an EU Expert at the Office of the Hungarian National Assembly in Budapest.