African Volleyball Confederation (CAVB) President, Bouchra Hajij has announced that Nigeria will host the 2020 Boys U19 African Nations Volleyball Championship.
The 2020 Boys U19 African Nations Volleyball Championship is scheduled to be played from 1st to 9th March, 2021 in Abuja.
In a letter signed by the Bouchra Hajij the championship will be held in accordance with CAVB competition regulations.
The letter reads, “Further to the communication between the CAVB President, Bouchra Hajij and Eng Habu Gumel, we have the pleasure to inform you that CAVB has entrusted the organization of the 2020 Boys U19 African Nations Volleyball Championship to Nigeria Volleyball Federation.
“The championship will be used as the continental qualifier to the 2021 FIVB World Championship for Youth Boys U19 and is scheduled to be played from 1st to 9th March, 2021 in Abuja, Nigeria.”
Hajij in the statement advised countries attending the championship to adopt the FIVB Return to Volleyball Guidelines alongside all the other protocols provided by Nigerian health authorities.
It further said, “In view of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact it has had in the organization of events of such magnitude, we will appreciate that you do adopt the “FIVB Return To Volleyball Guidelines” alongside all the other protocols provided by Nigerian health authorities in order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the players and officials.
Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo RDC, Egypt, Tunisia and Nigeria have already confirmed their participation in the championship.