Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – Ahmed Khanou, President of the Sierra Leone Volleyball Federation (SLVF), confirmed Sierra Leone’s successful qualification for the final round of the Paris 2024 Qualifiers in both the Female and Male categories during the Zone II Olympic Games (Paris 24) beach volleyball first-round qualifiers held in Dakar, Senegal.
Khanou stated this while presenting the report to the President of the National Olympic Committee (NOC).
Sierra Leone secured second place with 262 points in the Female category, while Cape Verde claimed the top spot with 240 points, and Senegal finished third with 192 points. In the Male category, Senegal secured first place with 240 points, Gambia came second with 216 points, and Sierra Leone landed in third place with 192 points.
“At the zonal qualification for the cup of African Nations for Paris 2024, we benefited from team support grants from the IOC through the NOC. We have come to brief the NOC on our outing and share the good news from Dakar,” Khanou said.
Sorie Kamara, the Technical Director and Coach, led the delegation, including the female team and coach, while the male team was absent due to fulfilling college requirements in Bo City.
Unisa Deen Kargbo, NOC’s Treasurer, congratulated the Beach Volleyball team for their success, emphasizing the importance of support from the IOC. He stressed the need for continued success in the next round of qualifications for Olympic qualification.
Prince Vandy Sualley, President of NOC/CGA-SLE, commended the Volleyball Federation for their achievements, expressing confidence in their journey toward Olympic qualification. He assured the federation of support for logistics heading into the final qualifiers.
Sualley highlighted ongoing discussions with the IOC to ensure support and opportunities for training leading up to the Olympic Games in Paris 2024. He praised the Volleyball Federation’s leadership and expressed commitment to ensuring their comfort and success in the upcoming qualifiers. BT/10/12/2023