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Uganda women's volleyball team ready to seal their spot in the Rio Olympics

Uganda have, however, decided not to take part in the men's qualifiers because of lack of finances

News 18 Jan 2016, 12:06 IST
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Uganda women’s volleyball team

Uganda has entered a team for the women's African Olympic volleyball qualifiers that will take place at Yaounde, in Cameroon, from February 12-19.

Uganda Volleyball federation chairman Zaid Sadik Nasiwu told Xinhua on Sunday that they have already sent in their entry and the team is undergoing training.

Cameroon was chosen by African Volleyball Confederation to host the women's qualifiers, while Brazzaville, capital city of the Republic of Congo will host the men's event.

The eventual champions will represent Africa at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Nasiwu said they have a chance in the women's qualifiers and decided to opt out of the men's event because of lack of enough finances.

Neighbours Rwanda will also miss the two Olympic qualifiers for men and women as they have decided to concentrate on beach volleyball qualifiers where they have better chances of making it.

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