Nairobi, Kenya, 7th January 2020. Kenya Volleyball Federation President, Waithaka Kioni believes Kenya can bid and host one of the CAVB Continental events in Nairobi.
Last Month, CAVB released a congested CAVB calendar and has tasked National Federations to bid in order to host the events.
CAVB’s packed calendar of activities includes the junior Africa Nations Championships (men and women), African Club Championship (men and women), 2022 World Championship Zonal Qualifiers and the senior Africa Nations Championship (men and women).
Kioni has until January 15th to meet with NEC and agree on which competition to bid for.
“We will definitely place a bid for one of the tournaments before the set deadline. You know it is not a one-man decision hence the need for the NEC meeting to find a way forward,” Kioni told www.the-star.co.ke.
Kenya’s congested calendar also includes a third appearance at the Tokyo Olympics for the national women’s volleyball team, Malkia Strikers.
If Kenya is to host any CAVB continental showpiece, Kioni said Moi Stadium, Kasarani would be the overwhelming choice for a venue.
“Kasarani Stadium is the only one with a suitable indoor arena in the country that would host an event of such a magnitude,” he said.
Neighbors Uganda has been confirmed as host of the Africa Nations Championships Women Under-20 while Nigeria will host the under-18 championships for the same tourney.
Tunisia and Egypt will host the African Nations Championship Youth Boys u-19 and African Nations Championship Junior Men U-21 respectively.