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Africa hopefuls aim for Singapore

It’s all systems go for the African Qualification tournament for the Youth Boys Olympic Games in Durban this week.

The technical meeting was held at the Coastlands Convention Centre in Durban on Sunday with CAVB’s First Vice President Tubby Reddy presiding as the Control Committee President.

The Control Committee President extended a special welcome to  the Democratic Republic of Congo and Liberia for going to great lengths in making the trip to South Africa a reality. Morocco were also welcomed as a seasoned campaigner at this level of competition.

Reddy confirmed that the competition will begin on Wednesday, March 3 with the final round robin matches being played on Saturday (March 6). The winner of the competition will be the African continent’s representative at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore┬áin August┬áthis year.

All matches will be played at the Durban University of Technology’s (DUT) Fred Crookes Sport Centre.

The draw for the competition is as follows:
Wednesday, March 3: 5pm    DRC v Morocco
7pm    Liberia v South Africa

Thursday, March 4:    5pm    Morocco v Liberia
7pm    South Africa v DRC

Friday, March 5:     Rest Day

Saturday, March 6:  3pm   DRC  v Liberia
5pm   South Africa v Morocco