Africa at the peak curve of development during the Olympics

28 August 2012

Cairo, Egypt, August 26, 2012- While the world volleyball was busy with the peak event every 4 years which was London Olympic Games, Africa careworn with the big Development Strategy that continued this summer with a lot of courses everywhere in the continent.   

 In the northern part of the continent, Tunisia concluded successfully the international Beach Volleyball referee course in the capital Tunis, attended by 17 participants from Italy, Poland, Egypt, Sudan, Morocco, Algeria, Nigeria, and the host Tunisia. It was instructed by Geir Dahle from Norway and Carlos Cimino from Brazil.

 In the western part of Africa a training course on the Beach Volley called “VCP grassroots BVB” was organized in Lome, organized by the Togo Volleyball Federation with the support of the FIVB.

 The event attracted thirty Beach Volleyball coaches, referees and players from all the Togolese regions and included both theoretical and practical sessions held at the beach in Lome under the supervision of the FIVB Instructor Christian Didembourg from Belgium.

"Through this course, we will be continuous with our policy of development of Beach Volleyball in Togo," said Yaovi Babanawo, Togo volleyball Federation President.

 He commented that the FIVB President Jizhong Wei urged Togo during a visit in June 2009 in Lome, to place special emphasis on the Beach Volley because the country has a beautiful beach that will accommodate major competitions worldwide.

This is the 19th time that the FIVB supports FTVB in organizing training course on Volleyball and Beach Volleyball in Togo during the last few years.

 In the eastern part of Africa a total of 28 teachers, most from primary schools, travelled to Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, from across the country to attend the FIVB Volleyball Cooperation Programme (VCP) course for teachers.

 The opening ceremony was attended by Buging Emmanuel, sports director at the Ministry of Sports and Culture, Rwigema Paterne, representative of the Ministry of National Education, Gatete Innocent, president of the National Federation of School Sports, and Rwanda Volleyball Federation president Charles Uyiseng.


 Uganda volleyball federation organized a CAVB Management course which ran at Makerere University Business School. The course registered 23 participants from various clubs, universities and schools across the country.

The course instructor Dr. Tesfay Asgedom from Ethiopia was happy with the federation’s efforts of attracting various courses for the volleyball fraternity and the composition of the course participants.

The closing ceremony was presided over by Assistant General Secretary of National Council of Sports Mr. Nicolas Muramagi and Mr. Nasiwu Sadik the president of Uganda volleyball federation,

 Senegal hosted also a successful National coaches course in Dakar in the framework of the CAVB Strategic Plan.

 The course attracted 45 participants including 35 men and 10 women coaches from all the regions in Senegal. The attendances were physical education teachers, coaches and players who tend to continue as coaches. It was instructed by Moustafa Ahchouche from Morocco.

A lot of media including written press and Radio were attracted to cover the event from the beginning to the end.                       

 Another FIVB Volleyball Cooperation Programme Coaches was completed in Tanzania in July. The course, which ran for seven days, welcomed 38 men and 12 women as they looked to develop their coaching prowess and help spread the game across the country.

 FIVB Instructor Chuanlun Liu led to course, which featured 30 theory lessons and 34 practical.