African Volleyball Confederation

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African Volleyball Confederation
CAVB logo
Formation 1972
Type Sports organization
Headquarters Cairo, Egypt
53 nations
Egypt Amr El Wani

The African Volleyball Confederation (French: Confédération Africaine de Volleyball, or CAVB) is the continental governing body for the sport of volleyball in Africa. Its headquarters are located in Cairo, Egypt.


The CAVB was the last confederation to be created: it was established in 1972, when the FIVB turned its five Volleyball Zone Commissions into continental confederations. The African Volleyball Commission had been founded in 1967.

Although the national federation of Egypt was involved in the founding of the FIVB in 1947, the sport of volleyball remains essentially amateur in Africa, even in countries which maintain consistent Olympic programmes, such as South Africa or Kenya. There has been considerable effort by the international federation to increase competitivity in the continent through special development actions. The results of these measures are, As of 2005, still timid.

The CAVB's headquarters are located in Cairo, Egypt.

The CAVB is responsible for national volleyball federations located in Africa and organizes continental competitions such as the African Volleyball Championship (first edition, 1967). It also takes part in the organization of qualification tournaments for major events such as the Olympic Games or the men's and women's World Championships, and of international competitions hosted by one of its affiliated federations.


As of 2004, no African team has ever been able to obtain expressive results in international competitions, neither in women's nor in men's events. It could be argued that Egypt has some tradition in the sport, since it is the oldest from all national federations affiliated to the CAVB.

Judging from participation in international events, which is usually granted through continental qualification procedures, one may attribute predominance in the continent to the teams of Egypt and Tunisia, in men's, and Kenya, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia and Nigeria, in women's volleyball.

Affiliated federations[edit]

As of 2004, the following national federations were affiliated to the CAVB:

Code Country Federation
ALG  Algeria Algerian Volleyball Federation
ANG  Angola Federação Angolana de Voleibol
BDI  Burundi Fédération Burundaise de Volleyball
BEN  Benin Fédération Beninoise de Volley-Ball
BOT  Botswana Botswana Volleyball Federation
BUR  Burkina Faso Federation Burkinabe de Volley-Ball
CAF  Central African Republic Federation Centrafricaine de Volleyball
CGO  Republic of the Congo Fédération Congolaise de Volley-Ball
CHA  Chad Fédération Tchadienne de Volley-Ball
CIV  Ivory Coast Fédération Ivoirienne de Volley-Ball
CMR  Cameroon Fédération Camerounaise De Volley-Ball
COD  Democratic Republic of the Congo Fédération de Volley-Ball du Congo
COM  Comoros Fédération Comorienne de Volley-Ball
CPV  Cape Verde Federação Cabo-Verdiana de Voleibol
DJI  Djibouti Fédération Djiboutienne de Volley-Ball
EGY  Egypt Egyptian Volleyball Federation
ERT  Eritrea Eritrean National Volleyball Federation
ETH  Ethiopia Ethiopian Volleyball Federation
GAB  Gabon Federation Gabonaise de Volley-Ball
GAM  Gambia Gambia Volleyball Association
GBS  Guinea-Bissau Federaçãо de Voleibol da Guine-Bissau
GEQ  Equatorial Guinea Federación Ecuatoguineana de Voleibol
GHA  Ghana Ghana Volleyball Association
GUI  Guinea Fédération Guineenne de Volley-Ball
KEN  Kenya Kenya Volleyball Federation
LBA  Libya Libyan Volleyball Federation
LBR  Liberia Liberia Volleyball Federation
LES  Lesotho Lesotho National Volleyball Association
MAD  Madagascar Fédération Malagasy de Volleyball
MAR  Morocco Fédération Royale Marocaine de Volley-Ball
MAW  Malawi Volleyball Association Of Malawi
MLI  Mali Fédération Malienne de Volleyball
MOZ  Mozambique Federação Moçambicana de Voleibol
MRI  Mauritius Mauritius Volleyball Association
MTN  Mauritania Fédération Mauritanienne de Volley-Ball
NAM  Namibia Namibian Volleyball Federation
NGR  Nigeria Nigerian Volleyball Federation
NIG  Niger Fédération Nigerienne de Volley-Ball
RSA  South Africa Volleyball South Africa
RWA  Rwanda Fédération Rwandaise de Volleyball
SEN  Senegal Fédération Senegalaise De Volley-Ball
SEY  Seychelles Seychelles Volleyball Federation
SLE  Sierra Leone Fédération de Volleyball de la Sierra Leone
SOM  Somalia Xirrirka Kubadda Laliska
STP  São Tomé and Príncipe Federação Santomense de Voleibol
SUD  Sudan Sudan Volleyball Association
SWZ  Swaziland Swaziland National Volleyball Association
TAN  Tanzania Tanzania Volleyball Association
TOG  Togo Fédération Togolaise de Volley-Ball
TUN  Tunisia Tunisian Volleyball Federation
UGA  Uganda Uganda Volleyball Federation
ZAM  Zambia Zambia Volleyball Association
ZIM  Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Volleyball Association


National Teams Competitions.[edit]


Club competitions[edit]

Beach volleyball[edit]

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