The Badminton Confederation Africa (BCA) has entered into a four year agreement with the Federation of Africa University Sports (FASU) to promote, develop and strengthen university sports activities and projects in Africa.
The Mauritius based Badminton Organisations for Africa has agreed to promote and contribute to the development of student Badminton competitions through the All Africa Universities Games and such other FASU Badminton Championships or Competitions.
Signing the memorandum of understanding (MOU) on behalf of BCA, Sahir Edoo, BCA Secretary General, disclosed that BCA and FASU have agreed to the inclusion of FASU activities in BCA competition calendar and for the results of such activities to be published on BCA website and other official communications.
Dr. Malumbete Ralethe, FASU President, who signed on behalf of FASU, was excited that the MOU firms up several months of discussion with BCA, and becomes FASU’s first ever cooperation agreement with a Continental Sports Federation in line with the FASU General Assembly resolution (March 2017) to seek cooperation and partnership with continental sports federations.
Dr. Malumbete disclosed that BCA will provide technical assistance, relevant Badminton rules and competitions data as well as training for students. He noted that the cooperation will be extended to the national level through BCA’s members and the National University Sports Associations under FASU.
The MOU was signed in Mekelle, Ethiopia on the side of the 9 th All Africa University Games being hosted by Mekelle University.
Leonz Eder, 1 st Vice President of the International University Sports Federation, who was present at the signing, could not hide his delight at this development. He called on the FASU Executive to secure more of such cooperation.
Present at the signing were Peninnah Kabenge, FASU Secretary General, Kabagambe Cyriaco, President of East Africa University Sports Federation (EAUSF), Kingsley Essien Akpebio, President of West Africa University Games (WAUG) and Abbay Belayhun, President of University Sports Association of Ethiopia (USAE).