Only three enlist for CAVB tourney

Three countries have confirmed participation at the Confederation of African Volleyball Zone V women’s World Volleyball Championships qualifiers scheduled for July 27 to August 1 in Nairobi.
Emerging volleyball powerhouse Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya will be facing off in the tournament that will qualify two teams to the continental World Volleyball Championships qualifiers set for Cameroon between October 7 and 14.
With the registration deadline expiring yesterday, it is not yet clear whether Egypt will honour Kenya Volleyball Federation’s invitation. Tanzania are yet to communicate too.
KVF secretary general Ben Juma said: “The whole idea of the qualifiers being hosted in Nairobi was discussed and communicated from Cairo. There has been no more correspondence from Egypt even after receiving our invitation,” said Juma.
Meanwhile, with five days to the championships, the national women’s national volleyball provisional squad is yet to form up.
Head coach Japheth Munala and his assistant Dorcas Ndasaba are racing against time to crystallize the team and figure out which combination of players will produce results before selecting the final 14.
“We have a very short period for preparations which is making it tough to design an effective training schedule,” said Munala.
“The team is forming up but we still have some grounds to cover, and we (the technical bench) are doing our best to make the players gel well faster as the tournament is drawing near.”

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