The Africa Kabaddi Confederation (AKC) has elected Dr. Osama Stated of Egypt as its new president with Nigeria’s Godfrey Osakwe as its assistant secretary common. Different members of the governing council are Mr. Abdalla Mustafa Nyoni of Tanzania, who’s the brand new vp and Mr. Norbert Amefu of Ghana as deputy president.
The brand new executives had been elected shortly after the latest first African Kabaddi Championship/Basic Assembly in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The hybrid common assembly/election, which was each bodily and digital, had a big turnout of individuals from member nations, and was performed in a cordial and peaceable ambiance.
The opposite elected government members are Mr. Mathew Mwangi of Kenya (secretary common), Madame Njeng Lydie Gaetan of Cameroun (Treasurer), Madam Karima Elkhomary of Morocco and Mr. Kisito Makawa of Zimbabwe.
Talking on the brand new council, Dr. Stated urged all elected officers and member nations to brace as much as the duty forward and be a part of palms to successfully develop Kabaddi sports activities in Africa.
Additionally talking on the council, newly elected assistant secretary, Mr. Osakwe, who’s president, Nigeria Kabaddi Sports activities Affiliation, pledged that the subsequent 4 years will witness grassroots initiatives that might encourage extra folks to take up Kabaddi sports activities socially and/or competitively; including that the final word purpose is to sue the game as a automobile for nationwide integration, intercultural cooperation and growth.
Kabaddi is a contact group sport performed by two groups of seven gamers preventing to get certainly one of their gamers into the opposing group’s half, tag out as lots of defenders as attainable, and return to his personal half of the courtroom with out being tackled by the defenders.
Kabaddi has its origin in India and is alleged to be greater than 5,000 years previous. It made its debut within the 1936 Olympics as an indication sport. In Nigeria, Osakwe and Kenya’s Mathew Daio Mwangi, who can be the overall secretary of Africa Kabaddi Federation, formally launched Kabaddi in 2018.