Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – The Zone 2 Beach Volleyball Championship, hosted by the Volleyball Federation of Sierra Leone, has reached its crucial semi-final and final stages. These exciting matches are set to take place today, Sunday, January 28, 2024, at the Africell Beach Sports Arena.
According to Ansumana Bangura, the Media and Communication Officer of the Volleyball Federation of Sierra Leone, the Zonal Beach Volleyball Championship serves as a stepping stone towards the All-African Games 2024 scheduled for March in Accra.
Bangura highlighted that seven countries were initially confirmed for the championship, with five actively participating in the Men’s category and four in the Female category. The competition holds significant importance for Sierra Leone as two qualifying teams will represent their zone in the All-African Games.
In the Female category, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, and Senegal are competing, while Guinea, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, and Senegal are vying for the top spot in the Male category.
The first-place female team will face the fourth position in the first semi-final, while the second and third-place teams will compete in the second semi-final. In the Male category, one out of the five countries will be eliminated, leaving four to compete in the semi-finals. The finals are scheduled to take place an hour later, with all the finalists, both male and female, automatically qualifying for the All Africa Games in Ghana in March 2024.
Ansumana Bangura expressed confidence in the performance of both male and female Sierra Leonean teams over the past two days and urged the local community to turn out in large numbers to support the teams as they strive for victory in the crucial matches. BT/28/1/2024