NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya has lost to Egypt the bid to stage the 2019 African Volleyball
Tarek Al-Adwar, the African Volleyball
Confederation (CAVB) Press Officer, said on Thursday they received
over five bids but it was Egypt that won.
Kenya, Nigeria and Tunisia had all put in a bid to stage the
"Al-Ahly club of Egypt will host both the men and women’s African
Club Championship," said Al-Adwar.
The winner of the championship will represent Africa to compete
at the World Club Championships qualifiers.
"The decision came after through study for the biddings coming
from both Al-Ahly of Egypt, GSU of Kenya and Esperance of Tunisia
where the first offer was better and won the honor to host," said
The competition will be held from April 1-10 in Cairo, Egypt.
It will be the second time in as many years that Egypt will be
staging the competition.
Last year, Al-Ahly won their 13th title to become the all time
However, they will face stiff challenge in their bid to retain
Kenya’s General Service Unit (GSU) head coach Gideon Tarus has
already sounded the alarm saying they will return to the continental
scene as true champions representing Kenya.
In their last outing on the Africa scene, the paramilitary side
retreated from the frontier with Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria teams
dominating the attacks for the title.