Rwanda Volleyball Federation has put in a bid to host the 2013 Africa Volleyball Congress, slated for December 7-8, Times Sport has learnt.
Cote d’Ivoire and Democratic Republic of Congo are also vying for the same opportunity. But the chairman of Rwanda Volleyball Federation Gustave Nkurunziza is confident they will beat those countries to host the event.
“We believe that we will get this opportunity of hosting the international event because we are going through a good period as far the development of the sport is concerned and we hope the African Board will give us this chance,” Nkurunziza said on Wednesday.
Nkurunziza said if Rwanda wins the bid to host the Congress, the Organising Committee will arrive in the country on December 5 and the other delegations will be in Kigali the next day for the event, which brings together the sport’s top governing officials from all African federations.
International Volleyball Federation and Africa Volleyball Governing board has picked Rwanda to host the Zone 5 World Championship Qualifiers, slated for November 25 to December 1. The tournament will attract five countries including Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, African giants Egypt and the hosts, Rwanda.
The two teams, one of them being Egypt, which has already qualified, will progress to the final round, which will see the top three teams qualify for the World Championships which will be held in Poland next January.