Snooker made its debut as a medal event at the African Games ©WPBSA

International Snooker Federation President Jason Ferguson has hailed snooker’s debut as a complete medal match on the African Video games.

Moroccan gamers ruled the contest on house soil in Casablanca, profitable a trio of gold medals at Resort Farah.

Amiri Amine gained the lads’s match after a deciding body shoot-out in opposition to Abdulraham Haridi of Egypt, whilst Yousra Matine gained house gold within the ladies’s match via getting previous Egyptian Ganton Askiri.

Hakima Kissai and Yassime Bellamine then gained the blended doubles as they defeated compatriots Amine and Matine within the ultimate.

The African Billiards and Snooker Confederation (ABSC) had introduced that snooker can be a medal recreation in January.

“It’s been an honour to paintings in this mission at the side of our regional federation, the ABSC,” stated Ferguson. 

Amiri Amine won the men's event in Morocco ©WPBSA
Amiri Amine gained the lads’s match in Morocco ©WPBSA

“It’s transparent that our recreation has a spot within the Africas and this landmark inclusion match is only the start as we goal to offer extra alternative for gamers within the area.”

ABSC President Mohamed El-Kammah added: “It’s been a dream to peer our recreation input the sort of prestigious instance because the African Video games. 

“This can be a adventure that started a few years in the past and I’m very proud to peer this dream grow to be a truth.” 

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