The Association of National Olympic Committee of Africa (ANOCA) president Mustafa Berraf has lauded the Olympic Movement and William Blick.
Berraf, making the remarks during a press conference on Monday at Sheraton, honoured Blick with a medal of merit for his good services.
“It’s a big chance for Uganda to have a person like Blick,” said Berraf whose explanations were translated from French. “You have to trust in him because he keeps demanding the best for Uganda. He has done great towards sports.”
Blick was the president of Uganda Rugby Union president.
He served as vice president of UOC from 2011 to 2012 before becoming the new president.
Berraf also commended the Uganda Olympic Committee and the reception he received in Uganda during his short stay.
“I am very honoured and happy to be here, the treatment I have been offered here has been exceptional.
“Uganda has very amazing Olympic council, there is big improvement in your participation on international level which shows that you are in good hands.
“You have to help the Olympic Committee, sport is very challenging so we have to work together for the sake of Africa, to show our potential and talent.”
The ANOCA Executive Committee which was held in Kampala also approved to award President Museveni with ANOCA order of merit award, which was to be presented on Monday at state house.
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*The Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) was constituted in 1950 and recognized by the IOC in 1956. The UOC General Assembly is the legislative and highest organ of the Committee which is constituted and composed as described in the relevant provisions of the UOC Statutes.
*Olympic Movement is the concerted, organised, universal and permanent action, carried out under the supreme authority of the IOC, of all individuals and entities who are inspired by the values of Olympism.