Beach Volleyball: Sierra Leone, Guinea gain World Championship qualification


February 24, 2017 By Sahr Morris Jnr

Sierra Leone and Guinea U-21 Beach Volleyball male and female team have automatically gained qualification to the World Championship without flying a ball following the non-show of the other six Nations.

The West African nation was billed to host the 2017 Zone II World Championship qualifiers from February 24th-26th at the newly constructed Beach Volleyball arena in Freetown.

However, according to the Sierra Leone Volleyball Association acting Secretary General, Mohamed Alhaji Bockarie, the failure of the other six nations; Senegal, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Gambia, Mali, and Mauritania to compete implies the two nations has  gained an immediate progress to the championship.

Bockarie said they were expecting teams from February 22 until the 23 but because they failed to arrive with no further communication, the tournament was called-off, thus giving both Sierra Leone and Guinea the qualification leeway.

Sierra Leone was given the hosting right after winning the bid to host the tournament at the Zone II general assembly recently held in Dakar, Senegal.