A total of 21 teams will participate in the annual competition. The previous event was also played at the two venues and attracted 16 teams.
Besides being crowned African champion, the winner of the competition will qualify to represent the continent in the FIVB World Club Championships to be staged in Qatar from October 13 to 19.
The registered teams are; defending champions Kenya Prisons and Kenyan champions Pipeline, Kenya Commercial Bank (Kenya); Daring Club Motema Pembe and Canon Ndjini (DR Congo); Stef Auto (Madagascar); Chlef (Algeria); DGSP (Congo Brazzaville); Stellar (Ivory Coast); FAP, Efoulon (Cameroon); APR and Rwanda Revenue Authority (Rwanda); Manga Sports and Varieties (Gabon); Nkumba University (Uganda); Les AS (Burundi); Water Sports (Ethiopia); Blue Eagles (Nigeria); Jeshi Stars (Tanzania) and Mafolofolo (Botswana).
While briefing the Media on the outcome of the LOC meeting at the KVF secretariat at Nyayo National Stadium on May 5, said Nyayo National Stadium basketball gymnasium and MISC Annex hall have been identified as training venues.
“KVF are gearing towards hosting one of the biggest competitions in women’s volleyball,” organising committee chairman Waithaka Kioni said.
International volleyball competitions have always attracted big crowds in Nairobi and the local federation hopes that the trend continues in order to gain well from gate collections. The competition starts on Thursday. Regular participants Egypt and Tunisia are absent in this year’s Championships.