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  • Writer's pictureChishimba Bwalya


Zambia Volleyball Association (ZAVA) has set April 10, 2021 as the date for their Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will be held at the University of Zambia (UNZA).

A number matters are expected to be tabled at the congress but key on the agenda will be the election of the national volleyball executive board with the President and executive members' positions all up for the running.

According to a communique by ZAVA General Secretary Gift Chesekela which was sent to all affiliates on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, nomination period is set to run for 10 days in March, with fees placed at K5000 for President and K2000 for executive members.

“The nomination period for all aspiring candidates is 14th to 24th March 2021 at 17:00hrs hence the closing date for receipt of completed nomination forms for all aspiring candidates in the prescribed manner together with the Seconders’ forms is therefore 24th March, 2021.”

“In accordance with the Practice and Procedure before congress the campaign period is open effective 1st February 2021 to 9th April 2021 at midnight hence candidates are advised to abide by electoral regulations as they campaign for elective positions,” read the letter.

Meanwhile in a separate letter, ZAVA has set March 11 to 14 as the dates for the Invitational National Volleyball Championship slated for Lusaka.

With participation fees pegged at K1,000 for each team, the federation revealed that the tournament is open to all including the church and government departments that would like to take part.

“As ZAVA, we believe that volleyball is an integral part of the Zambian society as it has continuously provided avenues for both recreational and competitive games which contribute to the physical, psychological and emotional well-being of individuals in the country,” read the statement availed by Mr Chesekela.

The Open tournament will be used as a curtain raiser for the volleyball league which is expected to kick off in April.

ZAVA could certainly have their sight set on a smooth volleyball season this year after last year’s campaign was heavily interrupted by coronavirus which saw them not conduct any games until December.


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