African qualifications format for FIVB World Championships confirmed
The top three teams from each sub-zonal pool will qualify for the second phase, which is the zonal phase comprising 36 countries in both genders.
In the zonal phase the 36 teams will be re-divided into 7 pools where the winner of the pools with the countries from zones 1 and 7, in addition to the top two teams from the pools with the countries from zones 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, will advance to the final phase for a total of 12 qualifiers.
In the final phase of the men qualifications, the top three ranked teams in the last FIVB ranking will join the 12 qualifiers to make a total of 15 teams. They will be divided into three final pools where the champions of each pool will secure the three tickets to the World Championships.
In the final phase of the women’s qualifications the same number of zonal qualifiers (12 teams) will be joined by the top two countries in the FIVB Ranking to make a total of 14 teams. They will be divided into two pools each of seven teams where the winner from each pool will make their journey to the World Championship.