FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

Press release

A long trip back home

International Referee Daouda Pare from Cameroon in a picture taken at the U.S.-Mexico Border limit at the Tijuana Beaches area, before his return to Africa.

Playas de Tijuana, Mexico, July 10 2013 -  Before the sunset over the border between Mexico and the United States, Daouda Pare had the chance for a last souvenir of his visit to Baja California.


Pare, from Cameroon, was assigned to participate as International Referee at the FIVB Boys’ U19 World Championship that ended last sunday at the Baja California High Performance Center in Tijuana.


However, the African referee was commissioned in Mexicali. He returned to Tijuana to take his flight back home. But before that He had the chance to spend a few hours for a sightseeing tour around the border city.


“This was my first World Championship as a referee, I have enjoyed it a lot,” said Pare, who has participated in several tournaments of the African Volleyball Confederation. 


But this Age Group championship in Mexico gave him the opportunity to know new colleagues and to make good friends. “Mexicali weather is too hot, but is a Little bit like Cameroon, people was very friendly on the court, at the hotel, this tournament was great.”


Daouda took a long journey to arrive in Baja California and to return back home. While He gets into a Restaurant at Revolution Avenue sees many pictures of the old Tijuana with some of the actors and actresses that used to cross the border from the United States during the first half of the Twentieth Century.


Before going to the Airport, there is enough time to taste the traditional “Caesar Salad” that was created and served for the first time inside that same place by an Italian Immigrant almost 80 years ago.


“I have to fly From Tijuana to Mexico City and after a stop there, I have to take another plane to Madrid, Spain, and fly to Casablanca, Morocco,” Daouda remarked while checking the last details of his itinerary.


“Once I arrive in Morocco, that is my last stop. I’ll be in Yaounde and have to go on to my city.” 


One of the last pictures taken by Daouda during his visit to Baja California, was near the wall that divides Mexico and USA and even enters some meters across the sea.


The shining of San Diego, is seen some miles away as the sun sets.  This is the last “Post card” of the Tournament that has already ended, but there is still a long journey for Douada before getting back home.

Download highresolution


| More

More press releases

08.07.2013 10:27:21
MVP Pankov was the best of the best
Tijuana, Mexico, July 7, 2013 – The MVP award of the FIVB Boys’ U19 World Championship could not have gone to better hands than those of Russian P... More...
08.07.2013 09:12:40
Russia win gold medal with powerful exhibition
Tijuana and Mexicali, Mexico, July 7, 2013 – European champions Russia added an even more important gem to their collection of the year with the gol... More...
08.07.2013 07:26:08
Russia performed at a superior level
Tijuana, Mexico, July 7, 2013 – Russia played phenomenal volleyball for the last two sets of their encounter against China for the gold medal of the... More...
08.07.2013 06:58:36
Russia claim the gold medal with spectacular game
Tijuana, Mexico, July 7, 2013 – Russia capped an amazing campaign in 2013 winning the gold medal of the FIVB Boys’ U19 World Championship with a d... More...
08.07.2013 05:03:15
Mexico brings good luck charm to Polish Czaja
Tijuana, Mexico, July 7, 2013 – Mexico has reserved Poland’s Wieslaw Czaja very happy moments in his volleyball career both as a player and as a c... More...
08.07.2013 04:35:23
Poland win bronze medal in impressive style
Tijuana, Mexico, July 7, 2013 – Poland recovered from losing the first set and went on to play text-book volleyball the rest of the way capturing th... More...
08.07.2013 03:40:57
Asian teams represent an attractive challenge: Vanmedegael
Mexicali, Mexico July 7 2013 - Asian t... More...
08.07.2013 02:21:02
Coaches of Brazil and Argentina glad with results
Tijuana, Mexico, July 7, 2013 – The coaches of Brazil and Argentina praised the talent of their players and the way they performed in the match for ... More...
08.07.2013 02:20:38
Lowie, Colson and Florian serve victory to Belgium
Mexicali, Mexico, July 7 2013 - Stuer Lowie and Jonas Colson registered 14 and 11 points in the victory of Belgium over Korea in straight sets (25-21,... More...
08.07.2013 02:00:39
Brazil defeat South American rivals
Tijuana, Mexico, July 7, 2013 – Brazil won the South American duel with Argentina to capture the fifth position in the FIVB Boys’ U19 World Champi... More...