January 22, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr.
The Sierra Leone Beach Volleyball Director, Sorie Kamara, has said the national beach volleyball team will spur-up their training session ahead of the forthcoming Zone II Olympic Beach Volleyball qualifiers.
Coach Sorie, as he is fondly called, said their decision to intensify their training session came after the Confederations of Africa Volleyball (CAVB) announced that the Malian capital of Bamako will host the Zone II Pool Three Rio 2016 qualifiers.
Sierra Leone will face Guinea, Guinea Bissau and Mali in Pool Three of the qualifiers and both the winner and runner-up will book an automatic spot to the next round of the qualifiers.
Already 12 players – which include six male and six female – were earlier invited by the technical team for a training session at the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown even before the announcement of a venue was made.
With the venue now being announced, Coach Sorie believes the players should endure to the robust training session that will come up in the next few days and weeks.
“It is good the venue has been made know to us ahead of the tournament in February. We will now engage in a rubout training exercise, out of which we are expected to select eight players from the 12 who are currently ongoing training,” he said.
This will be Sierra Leone’s second test in Olympic Beach Volleyball qualifiers and Coach Sorie believes both the male and female teams will make it to Rio in 2016.
He said: “I am hopeful both teams will reach Rio 2016 because of the players’ determination and their recent success in beach volleyball competitions. Besides, they are now mature than in previous years.