2020 Olympic Qualifier: Nigeria to face Cape Verde, Gambia, DR Congo As Kenya Bid For Hosting
Kenya will throw a hat in the ring to bid for hosting rights of the second round of beach volleyball Africa Continental Cup, which will be held in February.
Confederation of Africa Volleyball (CAVB) is yet to confirm the host cities despite making the pools for the 20 teams that have gone through the seven zonal pre-qualification. The Continental Cup is being used as the qualifier for beach volleyball ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games.
“The federation has the chance to host the qualifiers. It would be an advantage to us and I have held lengthy discussion with Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF).
The CAVB has released the draws for the second phase of the Continental Cup, which will see 20 teams divided into four groups of five. Nigeria women team has been pooled alongside Kenya, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Zambia.
Nigeria represented Africa at last year’s Beach Volleyball World Championships.
Kenya men’s team, which also sailed to the second round, will have to navigate their path past Africa Games beach volleyball champions Gambia, Mauritius, South Sudan and Botswana.
The top two teams in each group of the four groups will make it to the final phase of the qualification in June. The eight teams will battle for the sole slot reserved for Africa at the Tokyo Olympics, which start from July 24 to Aug. 9 in Japan.