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SOC Commission with the CAVB Staff
19 November 2012
Cairo, Egypt, November 15, 2012- The organizers and dates of the African age group championships were determined during the African Volleyball Confederation “CAVB” Sports Organizing Commission meeting held in Cairo, Egypt on Thursday.
The programme of the competitions starts in January when Algeria hosts the Boys’ Youth African Nations Championship after withdrawal of the previously determined organizer Burkina Faso. The competition will be held January 20 to 30, 2013 with the top 4 teams qualifying to the World Championship of this age category to be held in Mexico.
Tunisia replaced Morocco as a host for the Men’s Junior African Nations Championship February 28 to March 9 with the top 4 teams also securing their berths to the World Champs in Turkey.
Egypt will receive the Girls’ Youth championship March 20 to 30, 2013 where the top three teams according to the new quota clinch their tickets to the corresponding world Champs in Thailand.
Finally Nigeria will be the site of the Women’s Junior Champs March 11 to 20, 2013 where another three vacancies will be determined for the Africans in the World champs in Czech Republic.
The meeting started by a welcome speech from CAVB President Dr Amr Elwani where he pointed out the importance of the meeting to approve the new ambitious plan for the African competitions.
“We want to involve all the 53 affiliated NFs in our activity through our new format which aims at reaching each country in Africa,” said Elwani. “We want also to put a special care for the age category champs as they are the future of our beloved sport.”
The CAVB Sports Organizing Commission “SOC” approved the new format of the age group continental championships which will depend on the preliminary zonal qualifications to allow all the African NFs to participate in the competitions of the future stars.
The new system of the age category competitions is aiming at the attraction of the maximum number of participating teams from the whole continent through the zonal qualifications for the four competitions.
The new system will guarantee the qualification of 16 teams to the finals, out of them 12 will qualify through the zones beside the top three teams in the last competition and the organizer.
The meeting was attended by the Board supervisor of the SOC commission Camilo Antao (Mozambique), the commission President Kalala Lucbeau (Congo RD), the members Morakinyo Ebinezer (Nigeria), Khaled Nassef Selim (Egypt), Charles Nyaberi (Kenya), Jappie Chancy Mhango (Malawi), Jean Claude Mopita (Congo Brazzaville) Moustafa Baba Ameur (Algeria), Ayad Elmoussraty (Libya), Saliou Barry (Guinea Conakry), BelHassan Boukhtioua (Tunisia) and CAVB Executine Director Howyda Mondy.
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