Windhoek, Namibia, April 14, 2016 – Namibia’s women’s beach volleyball team will be taking on the cream of Africa when they compete at the CAVB Continental Cup in Abuja over the next four days.
Their most recent action came in Uganda in December 2015, when they attended the Castle Lite International Beach Volleyball Tournament, which gave them a taste of what to expect in Abuja.
“It was a great opportunity to see and play against Rwanda & Kenya in preparation for potentially meeting them in the finals,” Verrinder said.
In Abuja they will face Ghana, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Rwanda and Morocco with the top two teams from their pool qualifying for the semifinals.
Their Olympic adventure began in November 2014 when they hosted the sub-zonal tournament in Windhoek and they progressed to the next round after they finished second behind Angola. Namibia then qualified for the final in November 2015 when they saw off Egypt, Rwanda and Angola.
The Continental Cup winners will earn their country at place at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games. For the teams that finish in second and third place there is a second chance to reach Copacabana Beach as they qualify for the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Continental Cup where the winners and runners-up will earn their country the final two berths at Rio 2016.
At Rio 2016 beach volleyball will run from August 6 to August 18 at the sport’s spiritual home, Copacabana Beach.