Tanzanian teams rue missing CAVB volleyball finals

AS African Volleyball Confederation (CAVB) revised the African Volleyball Club Championship 2023 dates, Tanzania clubs are likely to miss the showdown as none has  confirmed participation so far.

Tanzania Amateur Volleyball Association (TAVA) secretary general, Laurent Safari  told the ‘Daily News’ in Dar es Salaam over the weekend that they have received the letter from CAVB regarding the revised 2023 Women’s African Club Championship date, but so far, Tanzanian club has confirmed  participation.

Safari named Jeshi Stars, KIUT, and Magereza in both women and men’s categories and UDSM women’s teams were expected to represent the country in the championship.

“We have sent a letter to all teams for them to confirm, but none of them responded,” he said.

He said that confirms there will be no Tanzanian team in the  2023 championship.

He said according to the President of CAVB, Bouchra Hajij, the revised date was revealed after CAVB  communicated with the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB).

He said FIVB advised that the dates for the 2023 Women’s Africa Volleyball Club Championship be adjusted to conform with the FIVB Board of Administration decision that all continental club championships for the 2022-2023 season are completed within the window, of May 15th  to 21st this year.

“Considering that the finals for the 2023 Men’s African Volleyball Club Championship will be held on  May 21st this year, we propose that you adjust the dates for the 2023 Women’s African Volleyball Club Championship as follows; May 12th  to 22nd 2023,” said  CAVB report.

While Tanzania is likely to miss the tournament, over 25 men’s teams have already confirmed participation so far.

Safari named confirmed clubs as Chief of Naval Staff (Nigeria), Sportive Sfaxien (Tunisia), Feminin De Carthage (Tunisia), ASW Bejaia, MC Alger (Algeria), Gender Light Club (Burundi), Muzinga (Burundi), Police VI (Botswana), C.O. Descartes (Ivory Coast), Forces Armess Et Police, Bafia Evolution, Nyong Et Kelle (Cameroon) VC La Loi and VC Canon (DR Congo), Al Ahly and Zamalek (Egypt).

Others are National Alcohol and Liquor (Ethiopia), Kenya Pipeline, Kenya Commercial Bank (Kenya), Quatre Bornes (Mauritius), Arme Patriotique Rwandaise (Rwanda), ADJ Diofior, Asac Saltigue (Senegal) and ARSU of Seychelles.

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