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African congress re-elects Malboum

Camerounian Hamad Kalbaka Malboum (30/04/2007)

The 20th Congress of the African Athletics Confederation (CAA), has consensually selected Camerounian Hamad Kalbaka Malboum as the President and Head of Council for another four year term.

Malboum will lead the CAA Council with other new officers selected by unanimous consensus to represent the Council for the period 2007-2011.

The Congress, which took place in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, was attended by 50 of the 53 IAAF Member Federations representing Africa, and Congress unanimously supported the resolution of the CAA Council to support Lamine Diack in his quest for re-election as IAAF President at the next Congress in Osaka, Japan.

During the first day’s sessions, it was agreed that the statutes of the CAA would be amended so that the President of the CAA would now automatically gain a place on the IAAF Council as Area Representative for Africa.

The CAA also agreed that one of the five Vice-Presidents should be a woman.

Although there had been a number of candidates for the various positions, on the morning of the elections it was announced that, in the interests of African Unity, all the official positions would be approved in a consensual manner, without the need for elections.

As a result, the following positions were approved:

CAA President and IAAF Area Rep:   
Hamad Kalkaba Malboum (Cameroun)

Vice Presidents:
Younes Chetali (Tunisia)
Vivian Gungaram (Mauritius)
Theophile Montcho (Benin)
David Okeyo (Kenya)
Violet Odogwu-Nwajei (Nigeria)

Honorary Treasurer
Alhaji Dodou Joof (Gambia)

Individual Members:
Abderrahmane Belaid (Algeria)
Sarifa Abdul Magide Fagilde (Mozambique)
Siddiq Ahmed Ibrahim (Sudan)
Emmanuel M’Pioh (Congo)
Hisseine Ngaro (Chad)
Sandy Osei-Agyman (Ghana)
Giovanna Rousseau (Seychelles)
Pascal Sawadogo (Burkina Faso)

Athletes’ Representative
Frank Fredericks (NAM)

Presidents of Regions
Leonard Chuene (South Africa) - Southern Region
Richard Damas (Gabon) - Central Region
Fatima El Faquir (Morocco) - Northern Region
Bisrat Gashaw Tena (Ethiopia) - Eastern Region
Momar Mbaye (Senegal) - Western Region

CAA General Secretary
Abdoul Wahab Barka Ba (Senegal)

During the Congress, reports were heard from the organisers of upcoming championships, including the Olympic Games in Beijing, as well as Area competitions such as the upcoming African Junior Championships in Burkina Faso, and next year’s African Athletics Championships for seniors in Ethiopia.

The CAA also agreed that Kenya would be host of the 2010 edition of this event.

Please visit the CAA website for further news: http://www.webcaa.org

Culled from IAAF.org

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