The Confederation of Africa Volleyball (CAVB) is set to move its operations outside Cairo, Egypt, for the first time in 50 years.

The African volleyball mother body is currently in the process of relocating its headquarters from Cairo to Rabat, Morocco.

“CAVB is preparing to open new headquarters in Rabat,” said a source familiar with operations of the continental body.

CAVB has been running its operations from the Egyptian capital since 1972.

 The move comes barely two years after Bouchra Hajij, the former Moroccan international, took over the CAVB leadership.


 Bouchra, who is also the President of the Royal Moroccan Volleyball Federation, trounced Egyptian Emr Elwani in the last election.

 Bouchra was voted into office in an electronic voting, exercise held between October 24-26, 2020. She beat incumbent Elwani by 42 votes to 12 to become the first female president of the continental body.

 Now wants to set up the officers closer ‘home’ for effective daily operations.

“This means that it will move its operations to Morocco by early next year,” added our source.

 With that victory, she ended Elwani’s 24-year reign as volleyball boss in Africa, including 19-years as president of the body and FIVB executive vice-president.

 Elwani took over from Chazly Zouiten (Tunisia) who followed Nacef Salim (Egypt) who came after Louhry Gui Gui (Cote D’Ivoire).

 CAVB was formed in 1972 with its headquarters in Cairo.