ANOCA Executive Committee Meets In Kampala
Uganda is optimistic that hosting the 55th ordinary session of the Executive Committee of the Association of National Olympic Committee of Africa (ANOCA), will open more doors.
The meeting got underway on Saturday, March 7 2019 at Sheraton Hotel, Kampala.
The opening ceremony was graced by State Minister for Sports Hon Hamson Obua, ANOCA President Mustapha Berraf among other dignitaries.
“Africa will massively respond its presence to the games of Tokyo 2020 with all its athletes that have been able to qualify, thanks to the support they received from all fronts that allowed for the positive preparation and participation to the various qualifying competitions held in all sports,” said ANOCA president in his remarks.
“On this happy occasion, I would like to urge each of our NOCs to grant equal opportunities for all genders without discrimination.
“We would like to count on the leadership of President of the republic of Uganda to ensure that, in accordance to with the statement of the United Nations, the call for Olympic Truce does not remain as mere empty words. May our athletes find moments of peace and quiet for better preparation and participation to the games, free of all the consecutive stress linked to various conflicts.”
Minister Obua commented that Uganda hosting the meeting is a vote of confidence as far as Olympics is concerned.
“This gives us stamina to present a team that will collect the highest amount of medals,” Obua said.
He expressed his gratitude to the board who were able to nominate through the vetting process and approve President Museveni to award him the ANOCA merit award.
Obua also added that the meeting will give Uganda more opportunities to host very many Olympics related activities.
Uganda Olympics Committee President William Blick told the press that the meeting is held to strategize for Olympics and see that African countries prepare well for the coming event in Tokyo.
Below is the current ANOCA Executive Committee Members:
President: Mr Mustapha BERRAF (ALG)
1st Vice President: Mr João Manuel DA COSTA ALEGRE AFONSO (STP)
2nd Vice President: Mr Philippe Hao Thyn Voon HA SHUN (MRI)
3rd Vice President: Ms Matlohang MOILOA-RAMOQOPO (LES)
4th Vice President: Mrs. Fardouza Moussa Egueh (DJI)
Secretary General: Mr Ahmed ABOU ELGASIM HASHIM (SUD)
Treasurer General: Mr. Habu Ahmed Gumel (NGR)
Zone 1 Representative: Mr. Kamal LAHLOU (MAR)
Zone 2 Representative: Mr Habib SISSOKO (MLI)
Zone 3 Representative: Mr Julien V. MINAVOA (BEN)
Zone 4 Representative: Mr. Manuel Sabino Asumu Cawan (GEQ)
Zone 5 Representative: Mr William Frederick BLICK (UGA)
Zone 6 Representative: Mr Negroes Malealea KGOSIETSILE (BOT)
Zone 7 Representative: Mr Ibrahim BEN ALI (COM)
Athlete Representative: Mr El Hadji Amadou DIA BA (SEN)
Athlete Representative: Ms. Tegla LOROUPE (KEN)