It is a competition that brings together the best women’s volleyball nations in the world.
Rewards are accumulating for the Lionesses of Volleyball after the 2016 Olympic Games. Already ranked as the best African nation in the standings of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) published in August 2016, Cameroon (19th worldwide), has just made its admission to the World volleyball Grand prices. The decision was taken on September 14, 2016 at the Board of Directors of the FIVB held in Lausanne, Switzerland.
During the World League for men, the Women World Grand Prix was established in 1993. It is a competition that gathered so far the 28 best volleyball countries worldwide. But from 2017, it will see pit the 32 biggest volleyball nations of the planet.
It’s kind of Champions League for Volleyball. Teams are divided into three groups (1, 2 and 3) based on the world rankings. For its premiere, Cameroon has been housed in the 3rd group with Australia, Trinidad and Tobago, Hungary, Colombia, Algeria, Azerbaijan and Mexico.
During the first day from 7 to 9 July 2017, Christelle Nana and teammates will go challenge the Mexicans home. Two weeks later, that is to say from 14 to 16 July, the Cameroonians will host their Mexican opponents. Following these meetings, the best of each group will meet for a final phase which will determine the champion who will pocket the sum of $ 600 000 (about 300 million FCFA).
This is a great victory for the Cameroon Volleyball Federation. For there are several advantages for the women’s national team. “There will be financial rewards,” says Serge Abouem Julien, president of FECAVOLLEY. Besides, he adds, “Cameroon enters the concert of the best volleyball nations in the world. This induces greater competitiveness and better visibility of our national team, “he further explained.
Cameroon is only the third African country after Kenya and Algeria to enter the World Grand Prix. “This is the fruit of the work of the rebuilding policy that we will continue to implement” boasted Serge Abouem.