Uganda To Host Volleyball Qualifier For African Youth Games

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Uganda has been selected to host the Zone 5 Volleyball qualifiers for the 2018 African Youth Games.

Uganda has been selected to host the Zone 5 Volleyball qualifiers for the 2018 African Youth Games.


Hadija Namanda, chairperson of the Uganda Volleyball Federation (UVF) told URN on Monday that Uganda was selected by the African Volleyball Confederation (CAVB) to host the event for both men and female players. " We are delighted that we have been picked to host this event slated for May 24-26 in Kampala," added Namanda.


The third African Youth Games will be held July 19-28 in Algiers, Algeria. The African Youth Games is an international multi-sport event held every four years to complement the All Africa Games.


The Youth African Games were first held in 2010 in Morocco and its second edition was hosted in Botswana in 2014. The Games featured approximately 2000 athletes from 51 African countries competing in 21 sports. Gambia, Eritrea and Mauritania were the only African countries absent from the Games.


Aimed for athletes aged 14 to 18, the African Youth Games tries to offer athletes a platform to prepare for the Olympic Games; contribute to the development of sport; foster Olympic values on the continent; and professionalize the organisation of sports competitions in the continent.


Namanda said that the qualifiers which will have both the boys and girls will attract Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Egypt and hosts Uganda. Each of the seven zones in Africa will qualify one team in each category to bring the number to eight teams including the organizer Algeria at the games.