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Volleyball: Salone to commence Youth Olympic Games qualification

By Sahr Morris Jnr.

The Sierra Leone junior beach volleyball will depart the country shores on Thursday April 10 to Accra, Ghana to commence their beach volleyball qualification campaign for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games scheduled for Nanjing.

Sierra Leone will joined host nation, Ghana, Egypt, Burundi, Congo, Kenya, Namibia, Mauritius, Nigeria, Niger, Sudan and Zimbabwe for the African Qualification.

Already the Sierra Leone Volleyball Association (SLVA) technical team has selected two male; Patrick Lombi and Abubakar Ibrahim Kamara and two female; Aminata K Turay and Bernadette Fofoah that will compete in the tournament.

The team will be coached by Sorie Kamara who will also lead the delegation to Ghana together with CAVB referee, Benson Bayoh- who is expected to attend the Continental Referee Delegate Course.

Nanjing 2014 is the second edition of the Summer Games and will be held from August 16 to 28, 2014 in Nanjing, China. The programme will feature 28 sports, including beach volleyball for the first time. Volleyball was present in Singapore in 2010, when Cuba won the boys’ volleyball gold medal over Argentina, while Belgium defeated the United States to clinch the gold medal in the girls’ competition.