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CAVB honours NORCECA President with Silver Order

FIVB First Vice President Cristobal Marte honoured with CAVB silver order

Kigali, Rwanda, December 7, 2013 - CAVB President Dr. Amr Elwani honoured FIVB Executive Vice President and NORCECA Confederation President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz with the Silver Order of CAVB, for his great work supporting Africa during the operations of the CAVB Congress held at Serena in Kigali, Rwanda on Saturday.

Marte expressed his gratitude to receive the order and to be honoured at the CAVB Congress.

"We have similar financial and technical conditions in NORCECA as Africa," he said. "I have fought alongside Dr. Elwani for a long time to get the support we deserve from the FIVB, and finally we succeeded to show our ability in Graca's era as FIVB President. I want to thank Dr Elwani and his team for this confidence, and I hope they work hard for more progress.  

"What happened here in a year is a big success. I can see that Africa is going toward the world level with the support of FIVB and its president. I can expect one day that an African team will be the best in the world. If we need one day to be more famous than soccer, we need to work together and support each other for that target."

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