African Volleyball Confederation

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African Volleyball Confederation
CAVB logo
Formation 1972
Type Sports organization
Headquarters Cairo, Egypt
54 nations
Egypt Amr El Wani

The African Volleyball Confederation (French: Confédération Africaine de Volleyball, or CAVB) is the continental governing body for the sport of volleyball in Africa. Its headquarters are located in Cairo, Egypt.


The CAVB was the last confederation to be created: it was established in 1972, when the FIVB turned its five Volleyball Zone Commissions into continental confederations. The African Volleyball Commission had been founded in 1967.

Although the national federation of Egypt was involved in the founding of the FIVB in 1947, the sport of volleyball remains essentially amateur in Africa, even in countries which maintain consistent Olympic programmes, such as South Africa or Kenya. There has been considerable effort by the international federation to increase competitivity in the continent through special development actions. The results of these measures are, As of 2005, still timid.

The CAVB's headquarters are located in Cairo, Egypt.

The CAVB is responsible for national volleyball federations located in Africa and organizes continental competitions such as the African Volleyball Championship (first edition, 1967). It also takes part in the organization of qualification tournaments for major events such as the Olympic Games or the men's and women's World Championships, and of international competitions hosted by one of its affiliated federations.


As of 2004, no African team has ever been able to obtain impressive results in international competitions, neither in women's nor in men's events. It could be argued that Egypt has some tradition in the sport, since it is the oldest of all the national federations affiliated to the CAVB.

Judging from participation in international events, which is usually granted through continental qualification procedures, one may attribute predominance in the continent to the teams of Egypt and Tunisia, in men's, & Kenya, Egypt and Tunisia, in women's volleyball.

African Volleyball Zones[edit]

Number Events Members
1 Zone 1 - North Zone 4
2 Zone 2 - West Zone A 7
3 Zone 3 - West Zone B 9
4 Zone 4 - Central Zone 9
5 Zone 5 - Central-East Zone 11
6 Zone 6 - Southern Zone A 10
7 Zone 7 - Southern Zone B 4

Affiliated federations[edit]

As of 2020, the following 54 national federations were affiliated to the CAVB that was divided to 5 subregions and 7 zones.[1]

Code Country Federation Zone
Northern Africa
ALG  Algeria Algerian Volleyball Federation 1
EGY  Egypt Egyptian Volleyball Federation 5
LBA  Libya Libyan Volleyball Federation 1
MAR  Morocco Moroccan Royal Volleyball Federation 1
SSD  South Sudan South Sudan Volleyball Federation 5
SUD  Sudan Sudan Volleyball Association 5
TUN  Tunisia Tunisian Volleyball Federation 1
Western Africa
BEN  Benin Fédération Beninoise de Volley-Ball 3
BUR  Burkina Faso Federation Burkinabe de Volley-Ball 3
CPV  Cape Verde Federação Cabo-Verdiana de Voleibol 2
GAM  Gambia Gambia Volleyball Association 2
GBS  Guinea-Bissau Federação de Voleibol da Guine-Bissau 2
GHA  Ghana Ghana Volleyball Association 3
GUI  Guinea Fédération Guineenne de Volley-Ball 3
CIV  Ivory Coast Fédération Ivoirienne de Volley-Ball 3
LBR  Liberia Liberia Volleyball Federation 3
MLI  Mali Fédération Malienne de Volleyball 2
MTN  Mauritania Fédération Mauritanienne de Volley-Ball 2
NGR  Nigeria Nigerian Volleyball Federation 3
NIG  Niger Fédération Nigerienne de Volley-Ball 3
SEN  Senegal Fédération Senegalaise De Volley-Ball 2
SLE  Sierra Leone Fédération de Volleyball de la Sierra Leone 2
TOG  Togo Fédération Togolaise de Volley-Ball 3
Central Africa
CAF  Central African Republic Federation Centrafricaine de Volleyball 4
CGO  Republic of the Congo Fédération Congolaise de Volley-Ball 4
CHA  Chad Fédération Tchadienne de Volley-Ball 4
CMR  Cameroon Fédération Camerounaise De Volley-Ball 4
COD  Democratic Republic of the Congo Fédération de Volley-Ball du Congo 4
GAB  Gabon Federation Gabonaise de Volley-Ball 4
GEQ  Equatorial Guinea Federación Ecuatoguineana de Voleibol 4
STP  São Tomé and Príncipe Federação Santomense de Voleibol 4
Eastern Africa
BDI  Burundi Fédération Burundaise de Volleyball 4
COM  Comoros Fédération Comorienne de Volley-Ball 7
DJI  Djibouti Fédération Djiboutienne de Volley-Ball 5
ERT  Eritrea Eritrean National Volleyball Federation 5
ETH  Ethiopia Ethiopian Volleyball Federation 5
KEN  Kenya Kenya Volleyball Federation 5
MAD  Madagascar Fédération Malagasy de Volleyball 7
MAW  Malawi Volleyball Association of Malawi 6
MOZ  Mozambique Federação Moçambicana de Voleibol 6
MRI  Mauritius Mauritius Volleyball Association 7
RWA  Rwanda Fédération Rwandaise de Volleyball 5
SEY  Seychelles Seychelles Volleyball Federation 7
SOM  Somalia Xirrirka Kubadda Laliska 5
TAN  Tanzania Tanzania Volleyball Association 5
UGA  Uganda Uganda Volleyball Federation 5
ZAM  Zambia Zambia Volleyball Association 6
ZIM  Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Volleyball Association 6
Southern Africa
ANG  Angola Federação Angolana de Voleibol 6
BOT  Botswana Botswana Volleyball Federation 6
SWZ Eswatini Eswatini Eswatini National Volleyball Association 6
LES  Lesotho Lesotho National Volleyball Association 6
NAM  Namibia Namibian Volleyball Federation 6
RSA  South Africa Volleyball South Africa 6


National Teams Competitions[edit]


Club competitions[edit]

Beach volleyball[edit]

Zonal competitions[edit]


  1. ^ "About CAVB". CAVB official website.

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