William Blick: Outgoing ANOCA Zone Five President Leaves With No Regret

William Blick says he is forever grateful to serve as president of the Association of National Olympic Committee (ANOCA) Zone V.

Blick is stepping down from the top position after serving one term, for a body that brings together all National Olympic Committees of 11 countries – Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eriteria, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

He was elected President in April 2017, becoming the second Ugandan to hold the seat after Francis Nyangweso.

“All I wanted is to hold games for the Zone and we did the first ever Youth Games for any zone, that was in 2019 in Rwanda,” Blick opened up.

Sharing other success stories, Blick added: “We have put in place an effective communication strategy where we introduced a newsletter in French, English and Arabic, giving information in ten countries. We have improved the E-information system.”

Blick, a popular figure in Ugandan Sports Circles and in the region, has challenged the Next Executive to do better.

“I would like the new Executuve to have two Youth Games in a year. We were supposed to have one this year but it was pushed due to Covid19. So I would like the next Executive to hold two Youth Games.”

Blick recently ended his spell as President of Uganda Olympic Committee, and he was replaced by Donald Rukare who doubles as the Chairman of National Council of Sports.

He is the former Chairman of the Uganda Rugby Union (2006-2013); Executive Board member of Confederation of African Rugby (2010-2014) and Advisor on Marketing, Commonwealth Games Federation Executive Board.

All Set For ANOCA Zone V Elections

The ANOCA Zone Five Annual General Assembly will be held this Saturday at Western Premier Hotel in Entebbe. This time, it will be an Elective AGM.

Already through unopposed are Kenya’s Francis Mutuku as Secretary General and Hussam Hashim Khojaly as Vice president.

Three places are still up for grabs – President, Treasure and Committee Member positions.

Presidency will pit Ethiopian Doctor Weldegiorgis Ashebir against Engineer Elerian Sharif of Egypt.

For treasurer spot, Incumbent Gulam Rashid of Tanzania will battle with Dr.Deran Tong Chor Malek.

Four persons including Alexis Sharangabo (Rwanda), Luul Fisshehaye (Eritrea), Mohamed Abdou (Somalia) and Salvator Bigirimana (Burundi) will vie for the three committee member positions.

Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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