Marrakesh, March 2, 2019: Today in Marrakech, was held the 13th General Assembly of Rugby Africa of which here are the highlights (Khaled Babbou elected President):
The elections of the new Executive Committee begin after the quorum reaches, the scrutineers appointed and the confirmed candidates.
The officers of the Executive Board electes ex officio, unopposed:
President: Khaled Babbou (Tunisia) Vice President: Andrew Owor (Uganda) Treasurer: Tano Elvis (Ivory Coast) Secretary General: Jurie Roux (South Africa)
The 27 voting members (26 present + 1 proxy) elect, by secret ballot, the 7 officers of the following Executive Committee:
Rolande Boro (Burkina Faso) with 26 votes Aaron Jani (Zimbabwe) with 25 votes Clement Sinkamba (Zambia) with 23 votes Nasser Bougja (Morocco) with 22 votes Herman M’Bonyo (DRC) with 21 votes Paulina Lanco (Burundi) with 19 votes Guedel N’Diaye (Senegal) with 18 votes
The affiliation of Egypt votes by show of hands with 25 votes in favor.
Abdelaziz Bougja, outgoing President, elects Honorary President unanimously.
“I’m very glad that the elections went on well and that most of the countries accepted our nominations and gave us the mandate to lead Rugby Africa for the next four years.
We think with our strategy we can work together with all the different members of RA and we can accelerate the growth of the Game on the continent,” commented the newly elected VP Andrew Owor.
Khaled Babbou elected President, new President of Rugby Africa, congratulates Abdelaziz Bougja and his team for the fantastic work done, before closing the General Assembly with the slogan for the following:
“In Africa, we remain united, Efficient, all together!
About Rugby Africa:
Created in 1986, Rugby Africa, previously the African Confederation of Rugby, is one of the six regional associations composing World Rugby.
The international organisation responsible for the governing of Rugby Union and Rugby Sevens.
Africa unites all of the African countries which play rugby union, rugby sevens, and women’s rugby.
Organises the Gold Cup, the qualifying competition for the Rugby World Cup 2019, and Africa 7, a qualifying competition for the Olympic 2020.
Has 38 members, including 22 membres and associated members of WR, 10 members and associated members of RA and 16 new countries collaborating with Rugby Africa. —- By APO Group on behalf of Rugby Africa