Dates confirmed for Boys' Under 19 African Nations Youth Championship
Cairo, Egypt, December 20, 2012 – The dates for the Under 19 African Nations Youth Championship have been set for January 22 to 31, 2013 by hosts, Algeria. The matches will take place at the Harsha Hacene Hall in Setif, Algeria next month. To participate in the competition players must be born on or after, January 1, 1995.
This is a qualifying event for the FIVB Boys' Under 19 World Championship that will be hosted in Mexicali and Tijuana, Mexico in 2013. The top four African countries in January’s competition will secure tickets to the prestigious FIVB event.
The competition will be the first under the new format of the age-group African Nations Championships set by the CAVB Sports Organising Commission at its meeting in Cairo, Egypt in November 2012. 12 teams will qualify from the zonal qualifications, in addition to the organiser and the top 3 teams of the last edition.