NOVEMBER 28, 2014 By Sahr Morris Jr
Sierra Leone beach volleyball pair, Abu Bakarr Kamara and Patrick Lombi became the first Sierra Leoneans to have secured qualification to take part in the World Tour.
According to Florence Amara, a recognized FIVB and CAVB Beach volleyball referee, the qualification of the pair will see them compete in several world beach volleyball championships.
However, she said despite their qualification, the pair still needs to reach the one thousand points respectively to gain a permanent place in the world tour calendar, which will give them the advantage to challenge world stars in beach volleyball.
“This is good news for the pair and for Sierra Leone volleyball; securing the one thousand points each will give them the advantage of touring the world to compete against big name stars, possibly win medals and boost their income,” Amara said.
In a related development, Sierra Leone has been pooled against Mali, Guinea Bissau and Guinea in the first zonal round of the 2016 Olympic qualification, which is expected to commence in mid December though the venue for the qualification is yet to be named by the tournament organizers.