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CAVB honoring the FIVB President
23 October 2011
Ouagadougou, Burkina, October 23, 2011- FIVB President Jizhong Wei headed the African Zone 3 meeting in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on Sunday morning and sent a message to the attending 11 countries on how to use the emerging progress of the African volleyball for more development using the great push from the Volleyball Governing body.
The meeting was attended by the CAVB President Dr Amr Elwani, CAVB Vice president and Treasurer Habu Gumel and the representatives of 11 countries; Togo, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, Guinea Conakry, Gambia, Mali, Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia and the host Burkina Faso.
Elwani opened the meeting by a welcome speech to the FIVB President as he appreciated his efforts to support Africa since he took over the responsibility of the FIVB in 2008. He also appreciated the efforts of the main sponsor and supporter of the sport in all the zonal countries Mr Gilbert Diendere who had a prominent finger prints to organize the zonal club and Nations champions for both genders since 2006.
In his speech Mr Wei said that the stability is the key role of the development of the sport in Africa in the last few years. He mentioned also that the FIVB supports the democracy in the work of the confederations. “Democracy is not only the voting power but it is the way of collecting all the good ideas for sake of the sport,” Said the FIVB president.
The FIVB president explained the work done by volleyball's governing body to develop the sport around the world and particularly in Africa. He pointed out that the support of the FIVB to Africa has increased 10 fold in the last three years. He stressed the importance of the work with the grass roots. He also explained the role of the National Federations in development using the funds of the FIVB through the implementation of any ambitious plan all over the continent.
CAVB Vice President and Treasurer Habu Gumel said in his speech that the CAVB showed a lot of progress during this period due to the active work of all the continental zones. He also referred the dramatic progress in Africa to the unity between all the NFs and continental zones and also centrally with CAVB. “We have to appreciate the work done by Dr Elwani who succeeded through the unity to achieve a lot of progress,” Said Gumel.
“We need to work together in one hand for our sport and we are coming here as one group to serve volleyball in the continent and to support the CAVB and FIVB to produce more positive work. In this occasion I want to say that we have a good leader; Elwani who served volleyball from the heart and we need to continue this positive work. We are we are one family and we were gathered here to support this family and we want to go with the same pace.” He added
“We need also to correct any mistakes or problems together as one body and so we will be able to move together without any problems and we are looking forwards today to organize the senior World Championship in Africa for the first time.” He concluded.
The meeting was attended also by FIVB Board member and CAVB Treasurer Habu Gumel (NGR), Zone 2 president and CAVB Board member Mory Kieta (GEN), Niger VB President Essof Badr, Ghana VB President Paul Atchoe, Senegal VB President Mamadou Ndoye, Algeria President Moustafa Lamouche, Mali VB vice President Gueye Moussa, Togo VB President Ayaovi Babanawo, Togo vice president N’Dadiya Essossauneyou Gambia VB President Musa Casa Taal, Zone 3 President Issiaka Sawadogo (BUR) and Burkina VB Vice President Mrs Martia Hien.
The attendance had a free discussion with the FIVB president who replied all the questions and guided them to the right way to improve and use properly all kinds of support made by CAVB.
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