• Kioni regains CAVB VP seat as El Wany re-elected President

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Dec 11, 2011-

The Kenya Volleyball Federation Chairman Waithaka Kioni was elected as one of the six Vice-President of the continental body CAVB during the General assembly friday in Khartoum.

Kioni who garnered 42 votes will share the Vice President seat with six other candidates-Mounir Ben Slimane of Tunisia (43 votes) Moury keita of Guinea Conakry (45 votes), Abu Gumel of Nigeria (43 votes), Idris of Tchad (42) Votes) and Antao Camillo of Mozambique (39 votes).

The two gender minority positions were filled by Touria Arab of Marrocco and Aminana Na Fofanah of Cote d' Ivior who polled 43 and 40 votes respectively.  

The KVF First Vice Chairman Charles Nyaberi who accompanied Kioni was happy that Kenya reclaimed the VP slot which he had to forfeit in 2005 when he was controversially suspended from the Association for failing to attend a World Congress.  

Amr Elwani-the FIVB vice-president was reelected as the African Volleyball Confederation president for another four year term during the CAVB General Assembly in Khartoum, Sudan on Friday.

With a record 48 national federations in attendence, Elwani received 41 votes out of 47 with the other candidate for the presidency Tubby Reddy obtaining six votes with one vote invalid.

The CAVB representatives to the FIVB Board of Administration were also elected with Habu Gumel (Nigeria) 43 votes, Louis Timba (Cameroon) 44 votes and Issiaka Sawadogo (Burkina Faso) 37 votes honoured with these posts subject to ratification by the FIVB Congress in 2012.

Elwani will automatically be a FIVB executive vice president as the confederation president.   

 

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