Cape Verde will send a team to Morocco that is set to host the Continental Beach Volleyball Cup.
The competition, which is a qualifier for the Tokyo Olympic Games, is scheduled for June 21st through June 28th.
Cape Verde was eliminated from the qualifiers last year after missing the last round following the state of emergency that was declared in the country after the outbreak of the Covid-19,
But the Cape Verdean Volleyball Federation successfully appealed the decision and they were eventually reinstated in the qualifiers by the African Volleyball Confederation (CAVB).
They will now be among the 17 countries that will compete for the single ticket reserved for Africa at the Tokyo Summer Games, in the women’s category.
Cape Verde will be presented by the sister pair of Janice and Ludmila Varela with another set to be announced soon.
“The pair Janice and Ludmila have to be present because of the position they occupy in the African ranking. In the African Beach Games, in Sal, they were fourth in Africa. As for the other pair, it will be based on selection by the technical team, Antonio told Rádio de Cabo Verde.
But training remains the biggest headache for the players and the Cape Verde federation with sports still under restrictions in the island nation.
The ban on sporting activities was imposed following the surge of Covid-19 in the country.
Rodrigues says that the federation will have to make a special request to the government so that the athletes can continue with their training.