December 3, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr.
President of the Sierra Leone Volleyball Association (SLVA), Christopher John, is said to be in contention for the Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB) Zone Two (2) leadership at the 2015 CAVB elective Congress in Algeria.
The SLVA president, who departed Freetown for Algiers Wednesday together with Secretary General Ahmed Khanou, is hoping to replace Senegalese Mamadou Ndoye if elected at the December 3 & 4 congress.
SLVA scribe, Ahmed Khanou, before their departure confirmed his president was vying for the Zone 2 presidency. He said: “The SLVA leadership departs on 2 December for Algiers, the Algeria capital for a two-day meeting at which time the board of administration and several commissions would present their reports for ratification.”
He continued: “Also important is the election of the CAVB leadership for the next four years, not only will the secretariat play a critical role as part of the returning team, the leadership of Zone II is also up for grabs and may swing to Sierra Leone.”
Meanwhile, the CAVB Congress will feature among other numerous items on the agenda the election of new Board of Administration from 2015 to 2019. The elections will see three candidates compete for the presidency of CAVB, the current President Dr Amr Elwani, along with Chad VB Federation President, Idriss Dokony and the corresponding Burkina Faso President David Kabre.
The International Volleyball Federation President, Dr Ary Graca, arrived in the Algerian capital on Tuesday to attend the congress and was received by the CAVB incumbent president, Dr. Elwani.
“We are happy to receive Dr Graca here after his great support for Africa since he was elected as FIVB President in 2012,” said Elwani. “He had a great hand in starting the “African Dream Project” under his name as a great tool for the future of African Volleyball.”