The President of the Confederation of African Cycling was recently re-elected at the helm of the institution. This was during the institution’s Congress held in Louxor, Egypt. In office since 2005, Egypt’s Mohammed Wazih Azzam was unanimously re-elected for another term of office by all 30 countries represented. Morocco’s Mohammed Belmabit was also re-elected by acclamation as Africa’s representative at the International Cycling Union.
Mohammed Wazih Azzam hopes to take African cycling to a different level by making it competitive through the organisation of training courses for athletes and coaches and by following up already existing competitions on the Continent.
For three days, from 28 to 30 August 2017, the Seychelles hosted the first African Union forum aimed at setting up a platform to fight against doping in sport. The forum brought together representatives of several countries of the Continent in the archipelago of the Western Indian Ocean.
The D’Tigers of Nigeria on 27 August won the 2017 women’s Afrobasket tournament, beating the Lionesses of Senegal 55 points to 48 in Bamako, Mali, in the final match of a hotly contested competition.