by Olalekan Okusan, ITTF Member Relations Officer
Mr. El-Salhy, who campaigned for the modernization of desk tennis in Africa, assured the delegates additional improvements on this sport in accordance with the rules of the Worldwide Desk Tennis Federation (ITTF).
Nigeria’s Wahid Enitan Oshodi, chairman of the ITTF nominations committee, was unanimously elected vice chairman, changing his compatriot Olabanji Oladapo.
As well as, Alfred Bagueka Assobo has returned from Cameroon as Government Vice President Administration, whereas Hajera Kajee, who was beforehand chargeable for advertising, is now accountable for the funds. The Tunisian Lotfi Guerfel takes on the advertising function.
Andrew Mudibo from Kenya was chargeable for improvement, Germain Karou from the Ivory Coast is chargeable for technical issues. John Birungi, President of the Rwanda Desk Tennis Affiliation, is accountable for media and public relations.
The nominations for the ITTF board at the moment are Olabanji Oladapo, Andrew Mudibo and Alfred Bagueka Assobo, alongside South Africa’s Joe Carrim, Ghana’s Mawuko Afadzinu, Libya’s Mohamed Aldaeiki, Algeria’s Cherif Derkaoui and Uganda’s Thomas Kiggundu.
The Regional Vice Presidents have been additionally named: Uganda’s Jjagwe Robert (East), Algeria’s Khaled Bouzziane Errahmani (North), Congo Brazzaville’s Jean-Marie Okouna (Central), South Africa’s Joe Carrim (Southern) and Benin Republics Ferdinand Sounou (Western).
Along with the selection, vital selections have been made; particularly using the world rankings for setting continental tournaments.
On the suggestion of the Kenyan desk tennis affiliation, the delegates additionally authorized the institution of the advisory board.
As well as, a four-year ATTF technique introduced by Mr. Olabanji Oladapo was additionally unanimously adopted.
A happy El-Salhy thanked the delegates for his or her belief. Particularly, he pledged to redouble his efforts with the brand new govt department to enhance affairs in Africa and proceed to work with the ITTF to advertise the game’s presence on the continent.
For the primary time, the overall meeting of the ATTF was held just about. Twenty-three (23) associations have been registered with delegates and an additional 9 (9) as observers, for a complete of 32 associations. In whole, greater than 80 delegates have been current, together with these in ATTF Council positions.
Dr. Alaa Meshref, ITTF Government Vice President, congratulated former leaders for laying the foundations for development in Africa whereas calling on new leaders to construct on the legacy of their predecessors.
As well as, Dr. Meshref highlighted the ITTF’s dedication to Africa and shared an optimistic outlook for the way forward for sport throughout the continent.
Steve Dainton, Chief Government Officer of the ITTF, additionally praised the delegates for his or her efforts and dedication to desk tennis, but additionally congratulated the brand new leaders and thanked their predecessors for his or her dedication to the game.
Mr. Dainton inspired everybody to boost the bar for sport within the space and reaffirmed the ITTF’s dedication and help to ATTF by its continental masters settlement. He additionally recommended the ATTF for adopting its strong strategic plan on the Basic Meeting.
The overall meeting lasted three hours and forty-five minutes and was very efficient.
Basic Information Khaled El-Salhy