Maldives were placed in the group A along with the host nation Seychelles, Mauritius and Comoros in the upcoming Indian Ocean Island Games football event.
The 8th edition of the games would start on August this year and this is the third time Maldives is participating in the completion. In 1979 and 1985 Maldives lost all the matches in the group stage.
In basketball draw Maldives women team is in pool B with Madagascar and Mayotte and the men’s team is also in pool B with Seychelles and Madagascar.
Maldives men volleyball is in pool A with the host nation Seychelles and Mayotte. And the women team is also in pool A with Seychelles, Maurice and Mayotte.
Maldives played against Seychelles in 1979 Reunion games and they won the match by 9-0. That was the biggest margin ever for the Seychelles.