Spike This! Gambia’s Volleyball Ready for All-Africa Games
The Gambia’s male and female beach volleyball teams were expected to leave Banjul last night to the Senegalese capital, Dakar, where they are to take part in the qualifiers for the 2015 All Africa Games, national volleyball association said.
The Gambia participated in the 2011 edition in Mozambique with a CAVB ranking qualification. This is therefore the first AAG qualifying entry for the country in the sport, and the head coach of the national team, Alagie Babou Joof, said his team is ready and willing to prove all doubters wrong. “We are ready to make history once again and demonstrate our ability of overtaking football,” Joof said. “My players are well prepared, psychologically and mentally fit and we are sure of victory.”
The qualifiers for the 11th edition of the Pan African Games will be held between the 15th and 18th April 2015. The competition will be played in one pool for men and one pool for women, adopting round robin system and two nations will make it through to the Games. The Gambian delegation includes four players in Babucarr Jarra and Malick Jammeh from Jeshwang volleyball team, for the male side; and Abi Kujabi and Saffie Sawaneh both from GAF comprised the female team.