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Kenya wins Women's Africa Nations Championship and will go to the World Cup 2007. The newly launched web-site is on line

Takahashi digging: Kenya and Japan are the first two qualified for the World Cup 2007

Lausanne, September 12, 2007 - The Kenyan Women’s volleyball team maintained their position as the queens of Volleyball in Africa as they won their second title in a row and the seventh trophy as a whole when they took over the last All Africa Games gold medalists Algeria in the final of the 16th Women’s African Nations Championship here at Moi International Sports Centre in Kasarani, Nairobi, Kenya, on Tuesday. Kenya secured a 2007 World Cup berth which is their fifth consecutive African vacancy at the international competitions following their qualification to the 2002 and 2006 World Championships, 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens Olympic Games.
Kenya became the first country ever to win an African cup with a record of being the only team to win all their matches without conceding a set.
Kenya, as new Africa Champion, join Japan (host country) on the starting grid of the FIVB Volleyball World Cup 2007, valid as first Olympic qualification tournament.

Follow the wonder of the World Cup online
Tokyo, Japan, September 10, 2007 - As teams around the world battle for continental supremacy during September, the excitement is building toward the FIVB World Cup 2007.
What better way to follow the countdown to the biggest event of the volleyball year than visiting the newly launched World Cup English website:
Not only will you find details of the schedule, venues and history of the World Cup, there will also be interviews with some of the world’s leading players as they attempt to qualify for the elite 12-strong field for the women’s and men’s events.
The women’s World Cup takes place from November 2-16, and the men’s from November 18 to December 2. The top three teams after a gruelling 11-round, four-stage round-robin competition will qualify directly for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
In his welcome message on the World Cup site, FIVB President Dr Ruben Acosta H. says: "The hospitality and the support of the Japanese people, the exhaustive preparations of the Japan Volleyball Association, the invaluable partnership of the host broadcaster Fuji Television Network Inc., the superb stadiums and hotels around the country…the FIVB can always trust and rely on Japan to stage a first class Volleyball show worthy of such a grand occasion."
The President of the JVA, Masao Tachiki, comments: "I am absolutely certain that all the participating teams will show the world top-class volleyball in order to obtain qualification for the Beijing Olympics.
"They will want to win the World Cup with confidence and pride. I would like to recommend you to go to any competition venue and enjoy fantastic and exciting volleyball."
The wonder of the World Cup is just a click away.



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10.11.2007 Poland, beaten by Japan, loses its Head Coach: Bonitta goes back home  
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29.10.2007 FIVB World Cup: Japan aim for eight wins – at least  
26.10.2007 FIVB World Cup: the best Women’s teams on the planet ready to compete in Japan, targeting the three first places for Beijing  
21.10.2007 Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki rewards National Women Volleyball Team  
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03.10.2007 Brazil conquer their 15th South American title  
02.10.2007 FIVB World Cup 2007: drawing of lots in Tokyo  
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30.09.2007 Women's Indesit European Championship: Italy celebrates first European Championship title and the World Cup entry  
23.09.2007 Cuba edged USA in five sets to win NORCECA Women’s and the entry to FIVB World Cup 2007  
13.09.2007 Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship: Japan crowned Asian champions, Thailand qualified for the World Cup 2007  
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