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GVBA sets date for National Volleyball League

Jun 2, 2010, 1:43 PM | Article By: Cherno O. Bobb

The Gambia Volleyball Association (GVBA) has set Saturday June 12th 2010 for the start of the 2010 National Volleyball League, which was delayed due to the team's failure to register.

According to Musa Casa Taal, the President of the Gambia Volleyball Association (GVBA), the opening game of the league will be played in an exhibition match for both male and female categories. This means that players will be selected from all teams and will be divided in two teams for both male and female teams to play against each other at the Gambia Senior Secondary School.

He also urged all teams to come with their jerseys during the grand opening game of the league.

Noting that the league proper would start on Wednesday 16th June 2010, he said all matches would be played in a rotational form, from Banjul to Brikama, as agreed during a technical meeting on Monday 24th May.

He also stated that the league is expected to last for about two months, adding that matches will be played three times a week and on Wednesdays and Saturdays for the male matches, while female matches will be played on Fridays.

According to Casa, his association is soliciting the support of companies to become the sole sponsors of the 2009/10 National Volleyball League Season.

Casa Taal said the participating teams are:  Gamtel/Gamcel volleyball team registered both male and female team, Olympafrica Center Serrekunda East Volleyball team registered both male and female team, Interior Volleyball team also registered both male and female team, while Old Jeshwang and Brikama Volleyball teams both registered male and female teams.

The Gambia Armed Forces registered a male team, while Bakau Volleyball team is also expected to register for the national volleyball league season.