PRESS RELEASE AT THE END OF THE SESSION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CAMEROON VOLLEYBALL FEDERATIONdimanche, 20 janvier 2019 17:26
On January 19, 2019, the first session of the Board of Directors of the Cameroon Volleyball Federation was held in preparation for the opening of the 2019 sports season. Session whose agenda was punctuated by 8 articulations and which resulted in seven resolutions, the content of which is as follows:
Resolution 1: During the 2019 season, the Federation will cover 50 to 100% of the travel costs of teams for the sectoral championships, depending on the Federation's revenues.
Resolution 2: From the 2019 season onwards, all athletes participating in the activities of the Cameroon Volleyball Federation must hold a sports licence, including veterans and learners from volleyball schools.
Resolution 3: The Cameroon Volleyball Federation will organize an annual tournament of volleyball schools. This tournament will be reserved for young players who do not participate in regional or sectoral championships.
Resolution 4: The finals of the 2020 VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP CAMTEL will be played at the gymnasium currently under construction in the city of Ngaoundéré.
Resolution 5: The members of the Board of Directors ask the President of the Cameroon Volleyball Federation to refer the matter to the Minister of Sports and Physical Education, with regard to the current and future challenges of Cameroonian volleyball, in order to see CVBF benefit from subsidies from the State of Cameroon.
Resolution 6: The members of the Board of Directors of the Cameroon Volleyball Federation ask the President of the Federation to refer the matter to the Minister of Sports and Physical Education for the resumption of the smooth running of the regional volleyball league in the Littoral region.
Resolution 7: The Board of Directors shall adopt the budget presented by the Executive Board for the 2019 sports season at the amount of two billion six hundred and fifty-two million CFA francs (2,652,000,000 CFA francs).
The work, which started at 10:22 am, was completed at 1:44 pm to the general satisfaction of all participants.
COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE A L’ISSUE DE LA SESSION DU CONSEIL D’ADMINISTRATION DE LA FÉDÉRATION CAMEROUNAISE DE VOLLEYBALLdimanche, 20 janvier 2019 17:19
Le 19 Janvier 2019, s’est tenue la première session de Conseil d’Administration de la Fédération Camerounaise de Volleyball en prélude à l’ouverture de la saison sportive de 2019. Session dont l’ordre du jour était ponctué par 8 articulations et qui a débouché sur sept résolutions dont voici la teneur :
Résolution 1 : Au cours de la saison 2019, les frais de transport des équipes pour les championnats sectoriels seront pris en charge de 50 à 100 % par la Fédération en fonction des entrées de cette dernière.
Résolution 2 : A partir de la saison 2019, tous athlètes qui participent aux activités de la Fédération Camerounaise de Volleyball devront être titulaires d’une licence sportive y compris les vétérans et les pensionnaires des écoles de volleyball.
Résolution 3 : La Fédération Camerounaise de Volleyball organisera chaque année un tournoi des écoles de volleyball. Ce tournoi sera réservé aux jeunes joueurs et joueuses qui ne participent ni aux championnats régionaux, ni aux championnats sectoriels.
Résolution 4 : Les finales de la CAMTEL VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP de la saison 2020 se joueront au gymnase actuellement en construction dans la ville de Ngaoundéré.
Résolution 5 : Les membres du Conseil d’administration demandent au Président de la Fédération camerounaise de volleyball de saisir le Ministre des Sports et de l’Education Physique, au regard des enjeux actuel et futur du volleyball camerounais, aux fins de voir la FECAVOLLEY bénéficier des subventions de l’Etat du Cameroun.
Résolution 6 : Les membres du Conseil d’administration de la Fédération camerounaise de volleyball demandent au Président de la Fédération de saisir le Ministre des Sports et de l’Education Physique pour la reprise d’un fonctionnement harmonieux de la ligue régionale de volleyball de la région du Littoral.
Résolution 7 : le Conseil d’administration arrête le budget présenté par le bureau exécutif pour le compte de la saison sportive 2019 à la somme de deux milliards six cent cinquante-deux millions de Fcfa (2 652 000 000 Fcfa).
Les travaux qui ont démarré à 10h 22 mn se sont achevés à 13h 44 mn à la satisfaction générale de tous les participants.
Réaction of Jean René Akono, Head coach of the Women National Team.
“Concerning the pool, I will say in short that it is a difficult pool; that the opponents are much better ranked than us, and especially Brasil. So it's really a very complicated draw. But we will try to give the best of ourselves, to continue to show all the progress we have made. That we no longer go just to try to win a set, we will try to win a more than a set or two or even matches if there is a possibility, but it's very difficult. Apart from Brasil, runner-up in the World Championship, there is the Dominican Republic, which has been among the best nations in the world for several years, and Azerbaijan, against whom we lost four sets to zero during our last training camp in preparation for the world championships at Maribor, Slovenia. It is a very great nation even though the name does not sound as loud as the others”
Interview by Thierry Kamto
Cameroon will have a lot to do on the international scene this year. This is confirmed by the distribution of teams by pool in preparation for the Intercontinental Qualification Tournament for the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan carried out by the International Volleyball Federation (Fivb) on Monday, 7 January 2019 in Lausanne. As usual, the senior national teams of women and men will face the best teams in the discipline. Housed in Group D, the reigning African champions will face Brazil, the Dominican Republic and Azerbaijan respectively. The men, who won silver medals at the last CAN, will face Italy, Serbia and Australia in Group C of their category.
According to the information contained in the correspondence signed by the Director General of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), Fabio Azevedo and sent to the countries concerned, 23 women's teams except Japan (host country of the Olympic Games in 2020) and Cuba (25th in the FIVB ranking) have confirmed their participation. Poland, 26th in the world ranking, also joined the tournament in place of Cuba. For their part, the 24 best senior men's teams in the FIVB ranking confirmed their participation in this global event. It should be noted that the names of the host countries of the tournaments scheduled for August 2019 may be known by 31 January.
Complete composition of the pools
Group A: Serbia, Puerto Rico, Thailand, Poland
Group B: China, Turkey, Germany, Czech Republic
Group C: USA, Argentina, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan
Group D: Brazil, Dominican Republic, Cameroon, Azerbaijan
Pool E: Russia, Republic of Korea, Canada, Mexico
Group F: Holland, Italy, Belgium, Kenya
Group A: Brazil, Egypt, Bulgaria, Puerto Rico
Group B: USA, Belgium, Netherlands, Republic of Korea
Group C: Italy, Serbia, Australia, Cameroon
Group D: Poland, France, Slovenia, Tunisia
Group E: Russia, Iran, Cuba, Mexico
Group F: Canada, Argentina, Finland, China
Le Cameroun aura forte à faire sur la scène internationale cette année. Cela se confirme avec la répartition des équipes par poule en vue du Tournoi intercontinental de qualification aux Jeux Olympiques Japon 2020 effectuée par la Fédération internationale de volleyball (Fivb) le lundi, 7 janvier 2019 à Lausanne. Comme d’habitude, les sélections nationales seniors Dames et Messieurs feront face aux meilleures équipes de la discipline. Logées dans le groupe D, les championnes d’Afrique en titre affronteront respectivement le Brésil, la République Dominicaine et l’Azerbaïdjan. Tandis que les messieurs, médaillés d’argent à la dernière CAN seront aux prises avec l’Italie, la Serbie et l’Australie dans le groupe C de leur catégorie.
Selon les informations contenues dans la correspondance signée par le Directeur Général de la Fédération internationale de volleyball (FIVB), Fabio Azevedo et transmise aux pays concernés, 23 équipes féminines sauf le Japon (pays hôte des JO en 2020) et Cuba (25e au classement FIVB) ont confirmé leur participation. La Pologne, 26e nation au ranking mondial a par ailleurs intégré le tournoi en remplacement de Cuba. De leur côté, les 24 meilleures équipes seniors messieurs au classement FIVB ont confirmé leur participation à ce rendez-vous planétaire. Signalons que les noms des pays hôtes desdits tournois programmés en août 2019 pourront être connus d’ici le 31 janvier.
Composition complète des poules
Poule A : Serbie, Puerto Rico, Thaïlande, Pologne
Poule B : Chine, Turquie, Allemagne, République Tchèque
Poule C : USA, Argentine, Bulgarie, Kazakhstan
Poule D : Brésil, République Dominicaine, Cameroun, Azerbaïdjan
Poule E : Russie, République de Corée, Canada, Mexique
Poule F : Hollande, Italie, Belgique, Kenya
Poule A : Brésil, Egypte, Bulgarie, Puerto Rico
Poule B : USA, Belgique, Hollande, République de Corée
Poule C : Italie, Serbie, Australie, Cameroun
Poule D : Pologne, France, Slovénie, Tunisie
Poule E : Russie, Iran, Cuba, Mexique
Poule F : Canada, Argentine, Finlande, Chine
Le premier regroupement de l'équipe nationale cadette dames de volley-ball en vue du championnat du monde de la catégorie prévu en septembre prochain en Egypte s'est achevé le samedi, 5 janvier 2019 au palais polyvalent des Sports de Yaoundé. Durant 10 jours, 21 joueuses sur les 22 convoquées ont pris part à deux séances d'entraînement quotidienne. Au cours de ce stage, un accent a été mis dans un premier temps sur la révision du complexe 1 des habilités individuelles (groupe service-reception-passe-attaque et soutien). Dans un second temps, les responsables de l'encadrement technique se sont appesantis sur les manchettes-ball à chaque phase de l'échauffement. Ainsi, de manière progressive, les 21 joueuses en stage sont passées du un contre un au six contre six en passant par le deux contre deux, le trois contre trois et le quatre contre quatre. Par la suite, l'entraineur principal de l'équipe, Emile Tongtong et ses assistants ont enchaîné avec le complexe 2 axé sur le service-contre-défense et contre attaque. De plus, une journée spéciale beach volley a été organisée le jeudi, 3 janvier 2019 sur les terrains de beach volley basés au lieu dit Point Vert à Awae escalier dans l'arrondissement de Yaoundé IV. Le deuxième regroupement est annoncé pour le mois d'avril à Yaoundé.
After a slight rest, the Cadet National Women's Volleyball Team is starting the second phase of its first grouping for the World Volleyball Championship scheduled to take place in Egypt in September this Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at the Yaounde Multipurpose Sports Compex . According to Emile Tonton, the team's head coach, this second part of the camp will focus on the complex 2 of individual skills focused on counter-defense and counter-attack service. The objective of the technical managers is to establish a tactical base on the group in training. "During the next five days of the internship, we will focus on a strategic theme: attack. You know that the fundamentals of volleyball are first and foremost service after, then reception and finally attack. We're going to give the kids some tactics so they can make a difference during the games," explains Emile Tonton.
When asked about the mid-term progress of this first group, the young Lionesses appreciate it. "The internship is going on very well. From the beginning, the coaches insisted on the individual technique of reception, movement and attack. This helps us a lot in the process of improving these techniques and especially to know the potential of our teammates. This will be crucial in forming the group that will defend the nation's colours in Egypt," said Ruth Bibinbe, captain of the Lionesses U-17. In the same vein, Gaëlle Tchuembou, receptionist and striker states: "The internship is going on well. There is a very good atmosphere in the group. We try to apply and respect the instructions given by the instructors about individual techniques. I can tell you that since the beginning, I have greatly improved my service and my travel in the field. That's how I intend to continue working to be among the players selected for the finals."
According to Emile Tonton, the holding of this pre-training camp was motivated by the observation of the blatant lack of basic individual skills among young players. It is therefore a matter for the technical staff to shape the players and trim the technical waste that could harm this team, which is aiming for the podium at the world championship. As a reminder, the women's national cadet team completed the first part of its first grouping on Monday, December 31, 2018. During the latter, emphasis was placed on the revision of complex 1 of individual skills (service-reception-pass-attack-pass-and-support group). Also, the technical staff focused on the ball cuffs at each warm-up phase.
Thus, in a progressive way, the 21 players in the training camp went from one against one to six against six, including two against two, three against three and four against four. Started on 27 December last, this first grouping ends on Saturday, 5 January 2019.
Serge Abouem, President of the Cameroon Volleyball Federation, reviews the tournament and discusses the prospects.
"First of all, I can't say that the 4th edition of the Camtel Beach volleyball clash is coming to a successful conclusion. Because Cameroon did not win the competition in either women's or men's competitions. But this setback can be justified. Cameroon is still in a learning phase in beach volleyball if we get back to Nigeria and the Central African Republic. I would just like to say that it was a beautiful celebration. We were able to have two teams from the Central Africa sub-region and one from West Africa. We saw that the level was relatively high. Now, we will continue to work at the Cameroon level. Because we are far behind the others. Hence the importance of this kind of event. We should be able to segment our territory as we did for six-a-side volleyball, where we are currently among the best in Africa. This is so that children can start playing beach volleyball permanently in all parts of the country. I am happy with the quality of the tournament. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our partners, in particular Camtel, who supported us. We hope that next year the quality of the tournament will be even better. This is all the more so as the prize pool will increase from two to four million CFA francs. »
Interview by J.N.
The 2018 sporting season closed on Sunday, December 30 at the Cameroon Volleyball Federation. It was on the occasion of the 4th edition of the Camtel beach volleyball clash held from 28 to 30 December 2018 at the place called Point vert located in the Yaoundé IV district. Thus, nearly 200 athletes, including 23 male pairs, 20 female pairs from the region and three foreign nations (Nigeria, Central African Republic and Chad) took part in this sports festival. At the end of the fiercely contested matches, it was the ambassadors of Nigeria and the Central African Republic who distinguished themselves as ladies and gentlemen respectively.
Indeed, after a brilliant career marked by five victories in five matches, the Central African pair of Yagueme and Christ defeated the Nigerian pair Godwing and Andrew in the final. Under the encouragement of the public who came in large numbers to witness this encounter, the Central Africans won the first set 23-21. After a slight slackening, they were surprised in the second set and lost 16-21. Re-energized, they found the resources and won the decisive set 15-11. "We are very happy. We knew it wasn't going to be easy. But we believed in ourselves. That's why we won. It's good for honour and morale," said Toni Yagueme, captain of the Central African Republic team. For the head of the Central African delegation, Toussaint Mandembo, this is the general satisfaction. "We prepared to come and win. We had good opponents in front of us throughout the tournament. Each time, we found the right formula to get rid of it. After four tournaments played in Cameroon, we are happy to win this one," he said.
In the women's competition, no surprise, it was the Tochukou/Francesca pair from Nigeria who took the grail in the final against the Cameroonian pair Wati/Modjom in two sets (21-12, 21-12, 21-12). When asked about their performance, team captain Nnoruga Tochukou said, "We played our game. The opponents were of a good level. We made the technical difference. It was an exceptional competition. We want to come back next year to Cameroon to defend our title. Like the Central Africans, the Nigerian pair has a clear run.
On the organizational level, the committee in charge has met its challenge. Fecavolley's partners (Camair-co, Negri, Tangui, Fertivela, Urimat, Saham Assurance, Nteko, Finsea) and the federation's official sponsor, Camtel, were in attendance.
This is something to delight the director of beach volleyball at Fecavolley, Edith Berlin Tadjedju: "All's well that ends well. We witnessed a very challenging competition. Cameroon has not deserved anything. Our beach volley players are gradually moving up a notch. The first objective of the federation in relation to beach volleyball was to popularize this branch of the discipline. I think we are succeeding in this challenge. Now, we will continue to work to enable our competitors to reach the maximum level of performance over the next year. The next challenge will be to complete the national circuit. We are already working on it," he said. It must be said that the winners of the tournament pocketed in pairs the sum of 400 thousand CFA Francs. The runners-up 150 thousand Francs and the 3rd 50 thousand CfA F.
Final knockout stages
Wati/Medjom (Cameroon) vs Tochukou/Francesca (Nigeria)
Godwing/Andrew (Nigeria) vs Yagueme/Christ (CAR)
Runner up (3rd and 4th ranks)
Ngo Bibinbe/Kossenda vs Ntozi/Tchoua
Ncha/Wabo ( Cameroon) vs Bassoko/Ngayana (Chad)
Kossenda/Ngo Bibimbe (Cameroon) vs Wati/Medjom (Cameroon)
Tochukou/Francisca (Nigeria) vs Ntozi/Tchoua (Cameroon)
Ncha/Wabo (Cameroon) vs Godwing/Andrew (Nigeria)
Bassoko/Ngayana (Chad) vs Yagueme/Christ (CAR)
1st Tochukou/Francesca (Nigeria)
2nd Wati/Medjom (Cameroon)
3rd Ngo Bibinbe (Cameroon)
4th Ntozi/Tchoua (Cameroon)
1st Yagueme/Christ (CAR)
2nd Godwing/Andrew (Nigeria)
3rd Bassoko/Ngayana (Chad)
4th Ncha/Wabo (Cameroon)