Morocco to host 2011 Men’s African Nations Championship
Attacker Saleh Fathy was selected in the preliminary squad of the Egyptian team
Cairo, Egypt, June 22, 2011- The African Volleyball Confederation (CAVB) has awarded the organization of the 2011 Men’s African Nations Championship from September 22-30 to Morocco.
The most prestigious of the African men's competitions will act as a qualifier for the 2011 Men’s World Cup in Japan later this year. The CAVB also set the date of August 5 as the deadline for participation in a competition that is expected to attract all the big forces from across the continent.
It will be the second time in a row that Morocco has organized this biennial event: in 2009 the northern city of Tetouan played host to the 17th edition, while the 18th edition will be played in Tangier.
Two of the favourites for the title this year will be Egypt, champions the last three times, and Tunisia. Egypt will be seeking their fourth title in a row and sixth in total, while Tunisia will aim to return to the top of the podium for the first time since 2003. Twice champions Algeria and Cameroon will also be among the teams taking part.