Dates and Organisers of World Champs Africa qualifying final phase confirmed
Cairo, Egypt, January 6, 2014 - The African Volleyball Confederation has confirmed the dates and organisers for the third and final phase of the African qualification tournaments for the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Championships, which are due to be held in Poland and Italy later this year.
Fifteen teams will be participating in the men's qualifiers and will be divided into three pools of five. The winner of each pool will secure a ticket to the finals in Poland, which will take place from August 30 to September 21.
Cameroon will organise the first men's group (Pool T) from February 12 to 18, 2014 which will include the participation of Algeria, Nigeria, Rwanda and Gabon besides the organizer.
The second group (Pool U) will be held in Kenya, joined by Botswana, Zambia, Cape Verde and Egypt to play the tournament in Nairobi from February 5-11, 2014.
Tunisia will host the third group (Pool V) where they will battle it out against the Seychelles, Congo Brazzaville, Senegal and Niger for a ticket to the finals.
The women's third round qualifiers feature 14 teams and are divided into two pools where the winner of both will clinch a ticket to the finals in Italy, which will be held from September 23 to October 12.
Algeria will be hosting the first group (Pool T) from February 23 to March 2, 2014 where the hosts along with Botswana, Ghana, Cameroon, RD Congo, Nigeria and Egypt will contest a ticket to the finals.
Kenya will organise the second women's group (Pool U) from February 16 to 23, 2014 with the Seychelles, Uganda, Tunisia, Senegal, Mozambique and Cape Verde all participating.
Men's tournaments dates and organisers
Women's tournaments dates and organisers