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ALG W: Algeria in intense build up to World Grand Prix qualifier

by WoV
source: fivb.org

The Algerian women’s team will depart for Poland on Monday for final preparations ahead of the FIVB World Grand Prix 2012 playoff where Algeria meets Chinese Taipei on April 27 and 28 in Oran.



The African Olympic Qualification winners will prepare in Poland until April 25 for both the World Grand Prix play off as well as the long term preparations for the London Olympic Games.

The Algerian team started their preparations a weeks ago in a local camp with twice daily training sessions conducted by the coach George Strumulo from Poland and his assistant Aimed Eddine Saidani.

The technical staff selected 16 players for the camp including five players from the junior team, namely Celia Bourihane, Nawel Hammouche (NC Bejaia ) Sarah Belhocine (GSP) Nadira Ait Oumghar (SV Bejaia) and Marwa Achour (ESF Mouzaia).
Although star hitter Faiza Tsabet is absent due to wedding preparations, all the other professional stars are available especially the French based Sehryne Hinnawi (club Terville), Lydia Oulmou (Istres).

Selected players include: Fatima Zohra Oukazi, Hamouche Salima, Zohra Bensalem, Amel Charouf, Nawel Mansouri, Khemtach Amel, Safia Boukhima (GSP), Tassadit Aissou (NRC), Aicha Mezemate (NCBejaia) Celia Magnana. Muni Abderahim, (ASWBejaia).

The Algerian team will represent Africa for the second consecutive Olympic Games following their victory at the Olympic qualifier held at Blida early in February.

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