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1 June 2012
Lumley Beach, Sierra Leone, May 30, 2012- All is now set for the opening of the African Volleyball Confederation of (CAVB) Beach Youth Cup Tournament for U-19 boys and girls, in front view of Taia Resort at Lumley Beach.
Out of the ten countries that are expected to participate in the competition only five countries, Nigeria, Senegal, Niger, Guinea and Sierra Leone are ready to take part in the competition.
Meanwhile, five other countries Cape Verde, Togo, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, and Algeria have withdrawn from the competition due to unexplained reasons.
According to the Assistant Coach of the Sierra Leone Volley Ball Association, Sorie Kamara, who also doubles as Beach Volleyball Director, said they have already prepared the venue for the competition and the rebranding of the court have been done by one of their the key sponsors, Africell.
He added that the one of the CAVB representatives, Referee Delegate, Mossad Attalah from Egypt has held a technical meeting yesterday with some of the officials that are expected to officiate in the competition
He also disclosed that they are expecting six referees include four local referees and one international referee from Nigeria Timothy Samuel and one who is also the leader of delegation for the Nigeria sideas well as one referee from Guinea.
International Referee Mossad Attalah held a clinic for the scorers, line Judges, Ball Receivers and the referees about their different role they have to perform during the competition
The technical meeting was organized in presence of all the participating teams. The competing countries will be playing in one pool. The top ranked 4 countries are expected to qualify to the world cup championship in Cyprus in July at the end of the competition.
The Nigerian girls will be represented by Mercy Promise and Jumma Birtus, Sierra Leone boys by Patrick Lombie and Momodu Samura and the girls by Josephine Sesay and Zainba Kamara.
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