Tanzania produces expert volleyball instructor 

03Apr 2020
Marc Nkwame
The Guardian
Tanzania produces expert volleyball instructor 

TANZANIA has just produced an expert volleyball coach to teach all of the game’s coaches on the continent, The Guardian has just learned.

Volleyball coach, Alfred Selengia (R), pictured with women national team players, Hellen Richard (L) and Yasinta Remmy that represented Tanzania in the African Beach Volleyball Games, which took place in Cape Verde in June last year.

The Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB) has appointed the Tanzania Volleyball Association (TAVA) Secretary General, Alfred Selengia to be one of the 12 continental instructors effective from this month.

A statement from the TAVA, with reference NUMBER TAVA/ADM/VOL.4/80/20 quotes the association’s Chairman, Patrick Mlowezi, to the effect that Selengia becomes the first such permanent Volleyball and Beach Volleyball instructor for African coaches, to be recruited from Tanzania.

“The anointing follows Selengia’s own efforts in regularly attending series of training for volleyball and taking part in other sports tutorials in and outside the country between 2016 and 2019 plus excelling well in the same endeavours thus making the country proud,” Mlowezi noted.

Commenting on the issues, TAVA officials were of view that Selengia will make use of the new continental trainer’s skills to also train local volleyball coaches as well as players for the national teams.

Speaking of his new appointment, Selengia revealed that out of the 50 potential candidates, he was among the 12 instructors selected.

Some of them are six  coaches from Franco-phonic countries and six others representing Anglo-phonic countries.

Selengia disclosed he feels privileged to be chosen among and above other potential volleyball trainers in Africa for the assignment.

“We have several programs in Tanzania including grooming national instructors as well as recruiting new volleyball coaches from primary and secondary schools,” he said.

He disclosed the events will resume after the Covid-19 disease’s curfew is lifted.

At the moment Tanzania has a total of five volleyball instructors, but once the new programs are rolled out, the number is set to increase.

‘’There is also ample opportunity in volleyball because 90 percent of all Mainland Tanzania regions have registered their local clubs,” Selengia noted.

“We are currently sending official letters to clubs’ leaders across the nation instructing the regions to prepare themselves for volleyball courses once sports activities resume,’’the instructor disclosed.