The 55th ANOCA Executive Board Meeting was officially opened by the Minister of State for Sports Hon. Obua Hamson and a two-day meeting at the Sheraton Hotel commenced from the 7th to 8th of March, 2020 was held in Kampala.
The meeting comprised of Current ANOCA Executive Committee Members and 2 representatives from the International Olympic Committee that were as follows:
President: Mr Mustapha Berraf (Algeria)
1st Vice President: Mr João Manuel Da Costa Alegre Afonso (Sao Tome and Principe)
3rd Vice President: Ms Matlohang Moiloa Ramoqopo (Lesotho)
4th Vice President: Mrs Fardouza Moussa Egueh (Djibouti)
Secretary-General: Mr Ahmed Abou Elgasim Hashim (Sudan)
Treasurer General: Mr Habu Ahmed Gumel (Nigeria)
Zone 2 Representative: Mr Habib Sissoko (Mali)
Zone 3 Representative: Mr Julien V. Minavoa (Benin)
Zone 4 Representative: Mr Manuel Sabino Asumu Cawan (Equatorial Guinea)
Zone 5 Representative: Mr William Frederick Blick (Uganda)
Zone 6 Representative: Mr Negroes Malealea Kgosietsile (Botswana)
Zone 7 Representative: Mr Ibrahim Ben Ali (Cameroon)
Athlete Representative: Mr El Hadji Amadou Dia Ba (Senegal)
Athlete Representative: Ms Tegla Loroupe (Kenya)
Head of Institutional Relations and Governance, NOC Relations Department,(Internation Olympic Committee); Jerome Poivey
Head of Coaches Unit, Continental Manager Africa (Olympic Solidarity): Yassine Yousfi
In his address, H.E Berraf who hails from Algeria noted that 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. 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.
It was during the same event that the IOC Member and UOC President Mr. William BLICK was awarded the pioneer recipient of the ANOCA Order of Merit.