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Team SA head for Casablanca

Our men’s team will be one of 12 countries doing battle at the African Nations Cup volleyball tournament in Casablanca, Morocco from September 26 to 4 October.

Apart from hosts Morocco, other teams involved will be Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Sudan, Cameroon, Nigeria, Botwana, Kenya, the DRC and defending champions Egypt.

The SA team is presently at the High Performance Centre in Pretoria fine tuning preparation ahead of their departure to Morocco on September 24.

The South African squad for for the tournament is Grant Goldschmidt, Freedom Chiya, Clinton Stemmet, Margo Daniels, Ethan May (all Western Cape), Kevin Veerajoo, Jamine Naidoo, Kyle Mariemuthu, Quwin Naidoo (all KwaZulu-Natal), Thokozani Ntuli, Webster Hlabathi (Gauteng) and Peter Size (Eastern Cape).

Team officials are: Mbiso Ndlovu (Manager); Thierry Mbeka (Coach); Cantor Africa (Assistant Coach); Craig Govender (Physio); Francois Venter (Trainer); Donovan Nair (Media); Dhevan Govender (Referee); Teboho Mofokeng (Head of Delegation)

The Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB) will host its biennial congress in the Algerian capital, Algiers on September 24-25. The Federation Of Internation Volleyball (FIVB) President, Jizhong Wei from China will deliver the keynote address.

The South African delegate to the congress is Donovan Nair.

Volleyball South Africa hosts its National Inter-Provincial Tournament (IPT) from September 23-26 at the University of Kwa Zulu Natal’s Westville Campus Sport Centre.
The event caters for teams in the following categories: Youth (Girls, U18 & Boys, U19), Juniors (Women, U20 & Men, U21) and seniors (men and women).

A maximum of six teams will represent each participating province.
Host province, Kwa Zulu Natal will do battle with Western Cape; Eastern Cape; Limpopo and Gauteng for the title of national champions.

VSA’s associate member, SANDF will field teams in the senior men and women’s category at this year’s IPT.

In last year’s IPT in Cape Town, KZN retained their championship titles in the Youth boys and girls category while the Western Cape made a clean sweep of the gold medals in the junior and senior categories.

Volleyball South Africa’s (VSA) Annual Awards Presentation will be hosted at the Coastlands Convention Centre, Durban on September 26 starting at 7pm.