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Volleyball: Team Uganda to Camp in Isingiro Ahead of Africa Age Group Nations Championship

The African Volleyball Confederation (CAVB), the continent’s volleyball governing body, last week announced dates and countries that will host the 2020 Africa Age Group Nations Championships.

The different 2020 Africa Age Group Nations Championships include the Women U20, Girls U18, Boys U19, and the Men U21 championships.

Uganda was selected to host the Women’s U20 Nations tournament slated for 4th and 13th December 2020 in Kampala.

According to the Uganda Volleyball Federation president, Hajjat Hadija Namanda, the Ugandan team that will feature in the Women’s U20 will camp at St. Boni Consili Girls Secondary School, Kyabirukwa in Isingiro ahead of the event.

Speaking to ChimpReports, Namanda further disclosed that MTN Arena, Lugogo is suggested as the tentative venue that will house the competition after getting clearance from the National Council of Sports.

“We are still following up on proper clearance from the National Council of Sports but tentatively we will be having the girls going into camp on the 27th at St. Boni Consili Girls secondary school, Kyabirukwa, Isingiro and other details will come after,” Namanda told this website.

“MTN Arena is tentatively going to be our venue for hosting the championship,” she added.

Uganda Volleyball Federation president, Hadija Namanda

Nigeria was nominated by CAVB to organise the 2020 Girls U18 African Nations Championship in Abuja between 29th January to 7th February 2021.

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Tunisia will host the Boys U19 category from 1st- 6th February 2021 in Tunis while Egypt will be the site for the Men’s U21 competition (18th to 26th February 2021 in Cairo).

FIVB also extended the deadline of the continental qualifiers for the 2021 FIVB Volleyball Age Group World Championships to 28th February 2021 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last year, Uganda hosted the Zone 5 All Africa Games Women’s Qualifiers in May in Lugogo.

Kenya won all three of their encounters beating competition from Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia to qualify for the All Africa Games scheduled for next year in Morocco.

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