Volleyball All Africa Games qualifiers postponed
Nkosilathi Sibanda, [email protected]
THE Zimbabwe Volleyball Association (ZVA) president Mxolisi Ndlovu has disclosed that six countries have so far registered for the Zone VI All-Africa Games qualifiers that the country will play host to early next year.
The qualifiers that were initially set for December, will now be played in mid-January next year, according to the ZVA president Ndlovu.
Having been granted the rights to host the games by the Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB), the local volleyball governing body says it is committed to hosting the regional qualifiers.
Countries that have confirmed are Eswatini, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and the hosts Zimbabwe.
The All-Africa Games, which are the continents’ biggest sporting extravaganza will be held next year in Accra, Ghana from March 8 to 23.
There is ample time for the local association to prepare well for the event, as Ndlovu highlighted.
“The list of countries registered is yet to be concluded but we are the hosts for the qualifiers. We will be in constant touch with the Confederation of African Volleyball. So far countries that have registered include Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Namibia and Eswatini,” said Ndlovu from his base in Harare.
The country got the nod to host the All-Africa Games qualifiers following the cancellation of regional championship in September.
ZVA secretary-general Kenneth Kondo said they were in the process of re-grouping national teams in preparation of the qualifiers. — @NkosieLegend