Senior FIVB Delegation set to visit African National Federations

FIVB delegation will discuss future plans to help African NFs reach their potential

A senior FIVB delegation is embarking on a two-week visit to five National Federations (NFs) in Africa alongside CAVB representative to support them in future planning, and to discuss potential support from the FIVB that can help boost the development of volleyball in these countries.

The visiting FIVB Delegation is composed of: the Development Commission President, Mushtaque Mohammed, Secretary Zdeslav Barac, Head of the FIVB Technical and Development Department Steve Tutton as well as his colleagues Hitesh Malhotra and Hugo Derycke. The delegation will be joined by CAVB Executive Director Gilberto Amauri de Godoy Filho “Giba”.

The delegation will visit five countries from five different Zonal Associations in Africa: Kenya from 14 to 17 May, Nigeria from 17 to 20 May, Senegal from 18 to 20 May, South Africa from 21 to 24 May and Tunisia from 25 to 27 May, to work with the NFs and local government to help them define their future plans and support the growth of the national teams through the revolutionary Volleyball Empowerment programme.

The FIVB has been supporting the NFs in Africa since 2017, and has approved a total of 169 projects in 54 countries with a total investment of more than 3 million CHF. Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia have also received support from the FIVB with 21 projects being approved for these five National Federations since 2017.