February 12, 2015
Secretary General of the Sierra Leone Volleyball Association (SLVA), Ahmed Khanou, who also doubles as scribe of the Confederation of Africa Volleyball (CAVB), on Wednesday departed Freetown to attend the commission’s meeting in Cairo, Egypt.
Khanou is expected to present several reports to the commission and amongst which is the quarterly assessment in the implementation of the schools project. The commission is expected to assess the work done so far with regards to the said project.
In an exclusive interview with Concord Sports, Khanou said he will use the opportunity to plead for the reschedule of the starting date of the project for the three countries that have been affected by the deadly Ebola virus.
“Early reactions indicate that the CAVB board of administrators would approve the subtle amendment and reschedule the start of the project by a year for the Ebola affected countries,” he said.
The SLVA scribe further noted that when fully and properly implemented, the outcome of the project will renew awareness about volleyball in the schools, spot talents between the ages of eight and 12, and encourage them to adopt volleyball as their sport of choice.
He said: “It will also further enhance the skills of Physical Health Education teachers in schools and identify a pool of at least five hundred (500) talented young athletes that have the potential to graduate to youth teams for double gender in both beach and indoor volleyball.”