The President of the Mali National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSM), Habib Sissoko, was recently re-elected at the helm of ANOCA Zone II. After his re-election, Habib Sissoko declared that he will place the new tenure “under the sign of solidarity and consolidation of achievements.” Our Zone,” Habib Sissoko underscored, “is the most vibrant in Africa. We must stay on course. It will involve working and implementing the plan for the next four years. Our achievements are gratifying; Zone II is today the envy of all other zones. It is the fruit of team work,” he insisted, before tracing the broad outlines of the quadrennial programme which, according to him, centres on sports activities in Zone II and partnership agreements with countries like the United States, France, Switzerland and Canada.
Habib Sissoko gave the special thumbs up to the Malian authorities through the Sports Minister, Housseïni Amion Guindo, who presided at the opening ceremony. “In Mali, we are lucky to have a Government that has a passion for sport. Sport makes people happy and Malian leaders, led by the President of the Republic, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, have understood this,” Sissoko testified, recalling that it is thanks to their country that the zone today has a befitting headquarters. The Zone II bureau is made up of five members: the President Habib Sissoko (Mali), the Vice President, Philomena Fortes (Cape Verde), the Secretary-General, Seydina Diagne (Senegal), the treasurer General, Mohamed Oumar Traore (Mali) and the Auditor, Sergio Mane (Guinea Bissau).
The Chairman of the ANOCA Athletes’ Commission, Amadou Dia Ba’a attended the three-day Forum with other Africans, including Enee Udong (ANOCA), Kirsty Coventry and Aya Medani (IOC), Kady Kanouté (WADA) and Nadia Cruz (World Olympians Association).
NOC Tunisia (CNOT) is celebrating its 60th anniversary this November 2017 with one week of intense activities dubbed “sixtieth anniversary week.”