Kenya to host Africa youth beach volleyball
Kenya’s men’s team have chance to prove that they are
equally good in continental club volleyball as they
departed for the Africa Club Championships
By John Kwoba NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
A total of
12 countries will roll up their sleeves in quest for
the Confederation of Africa Volleyball (CAVB) Youth
Under-23 Beach volleyball Cup in Mombasa, which starts
continental event will have teams for both men and
countries that have arrived in Mombasa for the men
event include host Kenya, giants Egypt, Sudan,
Gabon, Chad, Namibia and Zimbabwe. The women
competition has attracted teams from Kenya, Rwanda,
Uganda, Swaziland, Burundi, Congo Brazzaville and
teams have arrived. It is a major competition and
a chance for Kenya to curve a niche in the
international arena in beach volleyball. We have a
big chance to make the World Beach Volleyball
Championships in Poland now that we are playing at
home,” said Evans Wasike, secretary general of
Kenya Volleyball Federation.
competition acts as a qualifier for three teams from
Africa zone 4, 5, 6 and 7 to the FIVB World
Championship of this age category to be held in
Myslowice, Poland in June.
Volleyball Federation (KVF) Secretary General Evans
Wasike confirmed on Wednesday that five of the 12
countries will send teams in both men and women
said the two pairs of Kenya team will have Naomi Too
and Gaudencia Makokha in women while Maxwell Ekunoit
and Nicholas Lagat play in men’s category.
confirmed that international technical officials and
teams started arriving in the country on Monday
ready to oversee the tournament.
same time, Kenya’s men’s team have real chance to
prove that they are equally good in continental club
volleyball as they departed for the Africa Club
Championships in Tripoli, Libya. The tournament will
run from April 19-29.
women’s side are the Africa champions having beaten
their Algerian opponents in Antananarivo, Madagascar
last week. They will represent Africa at the World
Club Championships in Zurich, Switzerland in
ever performance in continental volleyball for the
men’s side remains the runners-up position they
recorded during the 2011 edition in Cairo, Egypt.
Gideon Chenje is alive to the challenge ahead.
Championships is likely to be very competitive
considering that Egyptians are very tough teams
when playing at home.
general we expect stiff opposition from North
African - Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia - which
have dominated the show over years,” said Chenje
Wednesday in Nairobi.
remained expectant the tournament draw of lots will
favor them. “We have been training hard over the
last four months and we’ll go there and play our
best volleyball to the best of our ability,” he
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