The host for 2021 and 2022 FIVB Volleyball Club World Championship for both genders will be known in the second week of April, the same week that Africa will serve off her campaign for the two tickets reserved for the continent at the global stage.

The prestigious inter-club competition, reserved for the winners of various continental bodies, is gearing up for a competitive return following the cancellation of the 2020 edition due to Covid-19 pandemic.

The annual Africa Club Championship will run from April 16 to May 28 in Tunisia.

But unlike the previous editions, this year’s event will be managed by Volleyball World, the commercial entity for the sport around the world contracted by the international Volleyball mother body, FIVB.

To start with, Volleyball World has adopted a flexible bidding procedure where prospective hosts will have the privilege to bid for a single edition, single or double gender; or two editions, single or double gender. The bidding window will run until Thursday 8 April 2021.

The annual event that was first played in 1989 will be celebrating the 16th edition this year. The last editions of the men’s and women’s events were staged  in 2019 in Brazil and China respectively, with Italian clubs Lube Civitanova and Imoco Volley claiming gold.

Volleyball World aims to increase the profile and popularity of the sport, through fresh investment for the benefit of fans, players and national federations.

The company was launched following the partnership between the FIVB and CVC Capital Partners and aims at driving innovation, growth and investment in volleyball around the globe.