There was a slice of drama on Friday when DR Congo contingent confirmed up at Uganda Olympic Committee places of work for a event that had been cancelled greater than two weeks in the past.
How may a facet journey this far for nothing?
“We had been by no means informed that the event was off. There was no communication in any respect to us,” an umpire from the Congolese group who most well-liked to not be named informed Each day Monitor.
Recent from the January 31 elections, the Uganda Volleyball Federation (UVF) opted out of internet hosting the showpiece as they had been overwhelmed and notified the Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB) of the event.
“We wrote to CAVB asking for the event to be postponed,” stated UVF president Sadik Nasiwu. “We don’t talk with nationwide federations however CAVB.”
The event had been slated for February 18-26 with Cameroon, DR Congo and Tunisia as Uganda’s company. Cameroon and Tunisia didn’t flip up – maybe they obtained the communication that skipped the Congolese.
“How they (DR Congo) didn’t get the communication is past us. We adopted the proper process by means of CAVB,” stated Nasiwu, who questioned the Congolese method itself.
“You don’t simply present up into a rustic with out sending your itinerary at the very least two days earlier than arrival. We have to know you might be round, it’s our duty to choose you from the airport as an alternative of simply showing and making calls at midnight,” he protested.
The winner of the event was to symbolize Africa within the forthcoming FIVB World U20 championships.
FIVB will now use CAVB rankings to decide on Africa’s consultant after they declined UVF’s request.