Category Archives: Volleyball

African Volleyball Confederation Opens registrations for 2020 African Continental Cup

African Volleyball Confederation “CAVB” has extended the registration for the 2020 Continental Cup to October 14th, 2019 to allow Continental National Federations to participate in the prestigious continental Olympic qualification process.

Thrills will be at the peak again as the third edition of the Continental Cup gets underway in a short time to determine the African representatives in both men and women categories.

The CAVB Continental Cup is the African Qualification towards the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The competition is divided into 3 phases: Sub-Zonal, 2nd Round Phase and Finals.

Tunisia celebrate their Gold medal

The 3 phases would take place from Mid November 2019 till 30th of June 2020. Each National Federation can compete in the Men’s Event only, Women’ Event only OR both genders.

This Competition is played in Country vs. Country Format, each National Federation must compete with 2 teams per gender. The Match Format will be Best of 3 matches, a golden Set will be played for the deciding match.

FIVB Coaching Course Attracts 29 Participants In Eritrea

With 29 participants in attendance, Eritrea concluded the FIVB Coaching course at the country’s the Olympic centre in Asmara last week.

FIVB Instructor Dr. Alemayehu Shoatatek Was in charge of the course from the 26th to the 30th of September 2019.

Twenty-nine coaches attended the course including two women with a satisfactory result. The Theoretical and Practical sessions were very challenging which really helped the development of national Volleyball and Personal skill of each participants.

Algeria Volleyball Federation Concludes Successful Level 2 Coaches’ Course

A valuable Level 2 coaches’ course was organised by Algeria VB Federation last week in the National Centre of Talents in Alger, Algeria and it concluded with wonderful results.

The course Instructor was Moroccan Mostafa Ahchouche, and it was attended by 33 participating coaches including 2 women.

The closing ceremony of the event was attended by Algeria VB Federation president Mostafa Lemouchi, and the Director of the national centre of Talents Mr Kruche Mohamed.

CAVB National Refereeing Course Opens in Malawi

The CAVB national refereeing course has been opened officially this week in Malawi in the presence of representatives of the National Olympic committee, Sports council, Government Officials, Mr. James Kaunda the Vice President of Malawi Volleyball Federation and Mr .Jairos Nkhoma the general secretary of Malawi Volleyball Federation.

The course features 40 participants (32 males and 8 females), which is the biggest number ever recorded at such events in Malawi.

Beach Volleyball Confirmed For Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Beach volleyball was today confirmed as part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games sports programme after the 71 Commonwealth Games Associations (CGAs) approved the proposal to retain the sport following its hugely successful debut in Gold Coast four years ago.

The Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) met at Edgbaston Stadium, home of Warwickshire Country Cricket Club, to announce the addition of beach volleyball, as well as women’s T20 cricket and para table tennis.

CGF President Dame Louise Martin said: “Today is a historic day for the Commonwealth Games and I am delighted that we can now confirm Birmingham 2022 will have the largest ever female and para-sport programme in history.

“I would like to congratulate and formally welcome women’s T20 cricket, beach volleyball and para table tennis to the official sports programme for Birmingham 2022 and I know they will all help enhance what will be a spectacular and vibrant multi-sport event.”

Following the announcement, FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° said:

“The FIVB is honoured that beach volleyball has once again been selected for the Commonwealth Games after its successful debut in Gold Coast four years ago.

“Volleyball is an inclusive sport that is enjoyed all over the commonwealth by people of all abilities and backgrounds. As a sports leader in gender equality, we are extremely proud to be part of Birmingham 2022, an event which is set to have the biggest female and para sports programmes in history.”

Beach volleyball proved to be one of the most popular sports at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, with every session sold out over seven days of exciting competition. In total, Birmingham 2022 expects to welcome 4,500 athletes across 18 sports, from 27 July – 7 August 2022.

Ghana’s Men and Women Volleyball Teams Emerge CAVB Zone 3 Champions

Ghana’s men and women senior national volleyball teams have emerged champions of the just concluded CAVB Zone 3 Nations Cup held in Accra, Ghana this week.

The championship attracted six teams from Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Nigeria and the hosts Ghana presenting two teams, Senior and U-23.

At the end of a weeklong volleyball fiesta, Ghana senior national team beat Benin Republic 3-0 (25-12, 25-22, 25-21) in the finals to emerge champions in the men’s category.

In the women’s final, Ghana senior national team defeated Burkina Faso 3-0 (25-13, 25-18, 25-17) to emerge champion.

The President of the CAVB Zone 3, Paul Atchoe who congratulated the winners and charged them to train harder to mount the podium in the next edition declared that the tournament has lived up to expectations judging by the numbers of participating countries and high standard of the game displayed by the teams.

The secretary of the zone 3 Ali Yaro who corroborated the solidarity, Unity and love which the tournament has achieved disclosed that these informed the participation of Malian’s team from Zone 2

The tournament was witnessed and declared open by the Ghana’s minister of sports.

National Volleyball Refereeing Course Begins In Malawi

The CAVB National Refereeing course started officially this weekend in Malawi in presence of representatives from Malawi Olympic committee, the local Sports council and Government, Mr. James Kaunda the vice president of Malawi Volleyball Federation and Mr. Jairos Nkhoma the general secretary of Malawi Volleyball Federation.

Attendants at the National Volleyball Refereeing Course in Malawi

The course featured 40 participants in the course (32 males and 8 females), in one of the biggest attendances in such events.

The course instructor Waleed Abdelsamad was happy to see such attendances at the opening ceremony.