Category Archives: Volleyball

Tokyo 2020 Volleyball Event Match Schedule Confirmed

The full match schedule for the men’s and women’s volleyball tournaments at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 has been confirmed, ahead of the ultimate sporting event of the planet due to be held in the Japanese capital from July 24th to August 9th.

Match schedule – Men – Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – Click here.

Match schedule – Women – Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – Click here.

As volleyball returns to the place where it made its Olympic debut in 1964, for the first time in history the competition will conclude with the women’s final, on Sunday, August 9, just a few hours ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Closing Ceremony and one day after the men’s gold is decided.

The Preliminary Round matches will be held on alternate days for men and women, each day including six matches in three sessions of two.

Women’s Olympic Schedule

Action begins with the men’s competition on Saturday, July 25, as Rio 2016 silver medallists Italy take on Canada at 9.00 local time (0.00 GMT). Defending champions Brazil open their campaign with the second match of the opening day at 11.05 (2.05 GMT) against African champions Tunisia.

The Preliminary Round in the men’s tournament concludes on Sunday, August 2 followed by quarterfinals on Tuesday, August 4 and semifinals on Thursday, August 6. The medals matches are scheduled for Saturday, August 8, starting at 13.30 local time (4.30 GMT) for the bronze medal match and at 21.15 (12.15 GMT) for the gold medal match.

Men’s Olympic 2020 Schedule

The order of quarterfinals and semifinals will be defined following the conclusion of the Preliminary Round and quarterfinals respectively, to ensure the maximum audience for the athletes and the sport in the different territories broadcasting the Olympic Games.

China celebrate

The women’s tournament begins on Sunday, July 26 with first serve at 9.00 local time (0.00 GMT) when Russia take on Italy. Defending champions China play their first game at 16.25 (7.25 GMT) against Turkey. African Representative Kenya will battle it out against hosts Japan.

Rio 2016 silver medallists Italy

The Preliminary Round in the women’s tournament concludes on Monday, August 3, followed by quarterfinals on Wednesday, August 5 and semifinals on Friday, August 7. The medals matches are scheduled for Sunday, August 9, starting at 9.00 local time (0.00 GMT) for the bronze and at 13.30 (4.30 GMT) for the gold.

All volleyball matches of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be held at the newly constructed Ariake Arena.

2020 CAVB Continental Cup: Men’s Continental Cup Second Round Qualifiers Confirmed

The complete lineup for 2020 Men’s Continental Cup confirmed after the 20 teams participating in this round determined at the end of the Sub-Zonal phase of the competition held in the preliminary 10 pools.

2020 CAVB Mens's Continental Cup, 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Qualifiers,

The qualifiers for the second round are Tunisia (Pool 1), Gambia, Sierra Leone (Pool 2). Ghana, Togo (Pool 3), Niger, Nigeria (Pool 4), Congo Brazzaville (Pool 5), Rwanda, Egypt (Pool 6), Tanzania, Kenya (Pool 7), Mozambique , Zambia (Pool 8), South Africa, Botswana (Pool 9), Mauritius (Pool 10), as well as the qualifiers as best third teams Sudan, South Sudan and Mali.

The 20 teams will be divided into 4 pools of 5 teams where the top 2 of each pool qualify to the finals amongst 8 best teams on the continent.

The Continental Cup is considered also as the qualifying process for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Kenya President hosts Women’s Volleyball team at State House Mombasa

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta signing the ball for coach Bitok

President Uhuru Kenyatta hosted Kenya’s Women’s Volleyball team at State House Mombasa on Friday, where he awarded the team a token of appreciation amounting to 1 million shillings for the outstanding performance that ended their 16-year wait for a spot in the most extravagant global event, the Olympic games, in Cameroon during the 2020 Tokyo volleyball qualification.

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta celebrates with the players

Leading the delegation to Mombasa, Kenya Volleyball Federation president, Waithaka Kioni thanked the Head of state for the kind gesture and recognition of the team’s effort in qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics Chef de Mission revealed that the team will train at the Kasarani indoor arena for 3 months before camping in Slovenia and Turkey for a month prior to the commencement of the games.

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta playing a service

Through the Ministry of sports, Malkia strikers team members, players and officials, flew to Mombasa on Thursday night and are expected back in Nairobi on Sunday.

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta carrying a ball

Zimbabwe’s UZ Wolves and Mozambique’s UP Maputo Crowned Zone 6 Men and Women Volleyball Club Champions

UZ Wolves of Zimbabwe and UP Maputo of Mozambique crowned Zone 6 Men and women Volleyball Club Champions in the competition hosted in Lilongwe, Malawi over the last week.

UZ Wolves of Zimbabwe beat their compatriots Harare City in a thrilling final that ended 3-2 (25-19, 24-26, 19-25, 25-19, 15-13) to capture the gold medal and 500 USD as a prize money, while the silver medallists received 300 USD.

Indeni of Zambia prevented an All Zimbabwean podium as they beat Support United 3-0 (25-23, 25-15, 25-20) in the bronze medal match to receive 200 USD.

In the women’s final UP Maputo of Mozambique overcame TUT of South Africa 3-0 (25-12, 25-23, 26-24) to capture the gold medal, leaving the bronze medals for UZ Wolves of Zimbabwe who defeated their rivals Harare City 3-2 (16-25, 25-21, 25-16, 21-25, 15-10) in the third place match.

Big Outcome As Nigeria Premier Volleyball League Concludes In Abuja

Nigeria Customs Service and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp have emerged Champions of the 2019 National Volleyball Premier League held at the indoor Sports hall of Moshood Abiola stadium, Abuja, Nigeria.

Fifteen men and women volleyball clubs participated in the first and final phases of the premier league.

After a week of hostilities, in the male category final, the defending Champion, the Nigeria customs service retained the title by winning five matches and loosing the final to archrivals Nigeria Security and civil defence 2-3 to garner a total of 30 points to emerge overall winners.

Civil defence occupied second position with a total of 24 points while a new discovery of the championship, Kano Pillars came from the bottom of the table to finish third with a total of 23 points.

In the Women category, The Nigeria Security and civil defence corp emerged tops having won all their matches including the final match with the Nigeria Customs with a total of 32 points.

Defending champions Nigeria customs service was dethroned by the civil defence finishing second position with a total of 28 points while the Chief of Army staff spikers occupied third positions with a total of 20 points.

Individual awards are also presented to some outstanding players.

In the Men’s category:

(1) Best Spiker-Ogunshina Obayemi- Nigeria Police Force

(2) Best Blocker-Isaac Geoffrey- Nigeria Customs Service

(3) Best Server-Sunday Akinbo- Nigeria Security and civil defence corp

(4) Best Defender-Samson Akinbona- Nigeria customs service

(5) Best Receiver-Seun Adegbite- Nigeria Police force

(6) Best setter- Emmanuel Samuel- Nigeria Security and civil defence corp

(7) MVP- Dikiya Seiyefa- Nigeria customs service

2019 National Volleyball Premier League,

In women’s category:

(1) Best Spiker-Albertina Francis- Nigeria Security and civil defence

(2) Best Blocker-Prisca Nkemnekwu- Chief Of Army Staff Spikers

(3) Best Server-Francisca Ikhiede- Nigeria customs service

(4) Best Defender- Jummai Bitrus- Nigeria Security and civil defence corp

(5) Best Receiver- Chinedu Nnanchi- Chief of Army Staff Spikers

(6) Best setter- Sharon Achi- Nigeria Security and civil defence corp

(7) MVP- Ijeoma Ukpabi- Chief Of Army staff Spikers

Cameroon Men and Women Volleyball Teams In Final build Up To Tokyo Olympic Qualifiers

Cameroon Men and women volleyball teams started their final preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games African Qualifiers due to start in Cairo and Yaoundé in January 2020.

Cameroon Men’s team who won the last African competition, Winning the gold medal at the 2019 All Africa Games in Morocco began their collective training this week in Yaoundé before going for a European Camp in Slovenia next week for final preparations ahead of the qualifiers to be held in Cairo, Egypt from the 6th to the 12th of January 2020.

Laetitia Moma prepares to serve

Cameroon men’s team are heavy favourites for the African Slot at 2020 Tokyo Olympics being the Continental champions at the 2019 All Africa Games in Morocco and the runner up of the 2019 African Nations championship in Tunisia.

Christelle Tchoudjang Nana receives

Meanwhile Cameroon Women team started their preparation in Poland with a training camp including some friendly matches before they finalise their preparation in a local camp in Cameroon, ahead of the qualifiers in Yaoundé from the 4th to the 9th of January, 2020.

Tunisia Open Camp In Italy Ahead 2020 Olympic Volleyball Qualifiers

Tunisia Men’s Volleyball team will today begin their main preparation programme for the 2020 Olympic Games qualifiers through a two-weeks camp in Italy.

The African Olympic Qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will be hosted in Egypt from the 6th to 12th of January 2020.

The Tunisian team will play friendly matches against the Italian clubs during this camp that ends on December the 20th.

Tokyo 2020, Tunisia Men's Volleyball team, CAVB, African 2020 Olympic Volleyball Qualifiers,
Khaled Ben Slimene setting for Tunisia

The Tunisian team list includes: Khalid Ben Slimane, Mahdi Ben Sheikh, Mohamed Ayache, Nabil Milade, Hasni Karamosli, Omar Agrebi, Slim Mobarki, Ali Bangy, Elyas Karamosli, Mohamed Ali Ben Othmane, Sadam Hamisi, Ayman Redisi.

The last time Tunisia qualified for the Olympic Games was in London 2012.