Tunisia is considered to be one of the leading
nations in African Volleyball and justifiably so
as it has the greatest number of Volleyball titles
(14) in all age categories in the continent.
The national menís team has won eight with the
last one being an African Nations Championship
title in Cairo in August, which gave the team the
honor to be the Africa representative in the 2003
World Cup in Japan.
Volleyball is getting more and more popular in
Tunisia to the extent that it competes with
football due to the good development programme
prepared by the Tunisian Federation over the past
two decades. The federation opened the door for
professional players from Africa and Europe to
play in the local competition without limitations
to enhance the play and experience of the local
players. Since then foreign players have been
limited to only two per team to give local players
more of a chance.
Strict rules were also put in place by the
Tunisian Federation for the local clubs in order
to promote Volleyball and the country is now
reaping the dividends.
The high performance of the Tunisian players in
the international championships has seen many
talented players, including the likes of
Noureddine Hfaiedh and Ghazi Guidara, go abroad to
big European and Arabian clubs and play as
There are 10 big clubs in the Tunisian first
division League as well as another 12 clubs in the
14th African Nations Men's Championship in Egypt
(August) finished first