The President of NOC Benin (CNOSB), Julien Minavoa, was elected President of ANOCA Zone 3 on 18 March 2017 in Abidjan, during the General Assembly of that body, which comprises the NOCs of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte-d’Ivoire, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria and Togo. With this election, Julien Minavoa has automatically become a member of the next ANOCA Executive Committee as representative of the Zone. He has a four-year mandate, and has taken over from Liberia’s Philibert S. Browne.
“We will strive to ensure that our team deserves the confidence entrusted in us,” Julien Minavoa said after the election. As priorities, he said his team will endeavour, during this quadrennial, to “better disseminate Olympic values and contribute to sports development in the Zone.”