Category Archives: Volleyball

Dr Elwani Presents CAVB Development To The FIVB Congress

African Volleyball Confederation “CAVB” President Dr Amr Elwani presented the African Volleyball activity report to the FIVB Congress meeting now in Cancun, Mexico on Thursday.

Elwani showed African development towards the international performance and the great improvement in the African participation at the Age Group Continental Championships.

He highlighted the great performances at African Age group championships and the great honour to organise 2 World championships in 2019 on African Soil; the Girls U18 World championship in Egypt and the Boys U19 in Tunisia.

Dr Amr Elwani

Dr Elwani also featured the CAVB Nucleus Project in Africa including the National Federations who improved in terms of their care of the Young generation. They include Cameroon, Egypt, Rwanda, Congo RDC and Kenya at the Girls level, Nigeria, Egypt, Cameroon and Tunisia in the Boys category.


Nigeria Volleyball League Begins

The Nigeria Volleyball Premier League (NVBL) started officially on November 3rd according to the League Management Committee, (LOC).

Alhaji Adamu Maikano, the Secretary General of the LMC, explained that the new venue is the indoor sports hall at the National Stadium Package B, Abuja.

The venue was changed from Kaduna to Abuja due to better circumstances for Volleyball players”, Maikano added.

He said, “The League would have been held before now, but the Federation had to move it due to the country hosting the U21 Men’s Africa Volleyball Nations Cup and the Zonal Eliminations of the 19th National Sports Festival. Nigeria Volleyball is under Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB) and we had to shift our program”.

CAVB President Elwani Signs Agreement With Mikasa

CAVB President Dr Amr Elwani signed a four-year agreement with Ball providers Mikasa as a permanent sponsor for African Volleyball.

The CAVB President signed the contract with Mikasa corporation president Yuji Saeki during the finals of the 2018 Women’s World Volleyball Championship,

Elwani sighns agreement with Mikasa

Elwani was happy to continue partnership with one of the landmarks of volleyball all over the world. “Mikasa is one of our best sponsors as they printed their name in minds of all volleyball athletes from childhood till the end of their professional life,”

“We will continue our solid relations for a bright future of volleyball across the continent as Mikasa is our tool to reach each corner of our wide Africa.”

Elwani sighns agreement with Mikasa

Elwani also negotiated the partnership with net and posts provider Senoh after a warm meeting with Kazuaki Kikkawa from Senoh corporation. He will have more meetings with the company high profile people to continue developing volleyball in Africa.

Senoh has served African volleyball for years.

Ten African Qualifiers For Age Group World Volleyball Championships

Africa will earn 10 places in the next year’s FIVB Age Group World Championships following the results of the African competitions this year.

In Boys’ U19 World championship, Tunisia will be the organiser’s and they will be joined by Nigeria the African Champions and Egypt the runner up.

Egypt ladies crowned champions

In Girls’ U18 World Championship Egypt will be once more FIVB World level organiser’s and participate also as African Champions and they will be joined by Cameroon the African Runner Up and bronze medallists RD Congo.

In the Men’s U21 World championship, two vacancies are available for African Champions Tunisia and silver medallists Egypt.

Women’s U20 World championship features African Champions Egypt and runner up Rwanda

Nigeria are African U19 champions

African Qualifiers for Age Group World championships

Girls’ U18 World Championship in Egypt– Egypt (Organiser and African Champions)- Cameroon (African Runner Up)- RD Congo (3rd Africa)

Boys’ U19 World championship in Tunisia: Tunisia (Organiser)- Nigeria (African Champions)- Egypt (African Runner Up)

Women’s U20 World championship in Mexico: Egypt (African Champions)- Rwanda (African Runner Up)

Men’s U21 World championship in Bahrain: Tunisia (African Champions)- Egypt (African Runner Up)

Historic African Victories Highlight Women’s Volleyball World Championship Opening

Both African nations participating in the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship in Japan celebrated victorious on Saturday to write history on the very first day of competition.

Kenyan Team

Cameroon managed a come-from-behind Pool A victory over Mexico in four sets to register the first ever win for an African team in the history of the women’s World Championships. This was the opening match of the 18th edition’s program and the sensational result set the tone for an exciting event. Blocking was Cameroon’s strong weapon against the North American opponents, with two players, Theorine Mbeza and Stephanie Fotso Mogoung, each scoring five of the team’s 13 stuffs on the way to success.

Cameroon celebrate

Later in the day, Kenya doubled Africa’s joy with an even more emphatic, straight-set, victory over Kazakhstan in Pool D. Scoring as many as 28 points, Mercy Moim led her teammates to a compelling success on the opening day in Hamamatsu.

So more than 40 winless years after the African continent made its debut at the women’s World Championship, when Tunisia played in the 1978 edition, two CAVB representatives triumphed with maiden victories on the very same day.

Tunisia Outclass Egypt For Men’s U21 African Volleyball Title

Tunisia took on Egypt 3-1 (16-25, 25-10, 25-23, 25-22) in the 2018 Men’s U21 African Nations Championship’s final in Abuja, Nigeria on Wednesday to clinch their tenth title in this age category.

Morocco won the bronze medal after they cruised past struggling Rwanda 3-1 (25-14, 27-29, 25-16, 31-29) in the third place match.

The winners with the officials

After the match CAVB President Dr Amr Elwani accompanied by CAVB Vice-President and Nigeria Olympic Committee President Habu Gumel honoured the winners Tunisia with the cup and gold medals.

Tunisia maintained their record in this competition with 10 titles ahead of Egypt (4), Algeria (3) and Morocco (1)

CAVB Technical Director Howyda Mondy

Final Results

Final: Tunisia v Egypt 3-1 (16-25, 25-10, 25-23, 25-22)

Bronze medal: Morocco v Rwanda 3-1 (25-14, 27-29, 25-16, 31-29)

Tunisia crowned African Champions

Final Ranking

1. Tunisia

2. Egypt

3. Morocco

4. Rwanda

5. Nigeria

6. RD Congo

7. Cameroon

8. Chad

Rwanda Complete Semifinal Line Up At 2018 Men’s U21 African Nations Volleyball Championship

The regular dark horses Rwanda completed the semifinal line up at the 2018 Men’s U21 African Nations Championship following their exciting victory over Cameroon 3-2 (25-21, 25-19, 23-25, 22-25, 15-12) on day 3 of competition held in Abuja, Nigeria on Friday to join the already qualified Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco.

Rwanda improved their win loss ratio to 2-1 at the end of the preliminary round to finish in the second place of Pool A. Tunisia led the pool with a third victory over Nigeria 3-0 (25-17, 32-30, 25-16) to finish with a perfect 3-0 record.

In Pool B Egypt led after a third victory over Morocco 3-1 (25-13, 18-25, 25-20, 25-14), but the losers qualify to the semifinal as second of the pool. RDC upset Chad 3-1 (25-23, 13-25, 25-21, 25-14) in the last match of the first round.

Tunisia face Morocco on Sunday in the first semifinal, Rwanda line up against Egypt in the second semis.

Day 3 Results

Pool A: Rwanda v Cameroon 3-2 (25-21, 25-19, 23-25, 22-25, 15-12)

Tunisia v Nigeria 3-0 (25-17, 32-30, 25-16)

Pool B: Egypt v Morocco 3-1 (25-13, 18-25, 25-20, 25-14)

Congo RD v Chad 3-1 (25-23, 13-25, 25-21, 25-14)

Semifinal Programme

Semifinal 1-4

Tunisia v Morocco

Rwanda v Egypt

Play off 5-8

Nigeria v Chad

Cameroon v RDC