Cairo – In a resounding victory that underscores her esteemed standing in the sports community, Peninnah Kabenge Aligawesa, Secretary General of the Federation of Africa University Sports (FASU), has been reelected to the Executive Board of the Association of Africa Sports Confederation (AASC/UCSA). The announcement was made during the Electoral General Assembly held on November 26, 2023, at the Hilton Hotel Cairo, Egypt.
In a remarkable display of confidence and trust, Peninnah Kabenge returned to the UCSA Executive Board as the 2nd Vice President unopposed, reaffirming her position as a stalwart leader in the African sports landscape. The General Assembly, attended by delegates from the 54 Continental Sports Confederation across the continent, served as a platform to recognize and endorse individuals who have consistently demonstrated unwavering commitment to the advancement of sports on the continent.
Ms. Kabenge’s re-election is not only a personal triumph but also a testament to the respect and admiration she commands within the sports community. Her leadership as the FASU Secretary General has been marked by dedication, innovation, and a steadfast commitment to the development of university sports in Africa.
Expressing gratitude for the unanimous vote of confidence, Ms. Kabenge stated, “I am deeply honored to continue serving on the UCSA Executive Board. This re-election reflects the collective belief in the transformative power of university sports and the pivotal role it plays in shaping the future of our continent.”
The Electoral General Assembly witnessed a gathering of influential figures in African sports, and Ms. Kabenge’s victory was met with enthusiastic applause from her peers. The event not only celebrated the election of key leaders but also fostered a spirit of collaboration and shared vision for the future of university sports in Africa.
As Peninnah Kabenge embarks on another term as a member of the UCSA Executive Board, her leadership is poised to contribute significantly to the ongoing growth and development of university sports on the African continent. Her unopposed reelection is a clear mandate for continued progress and innovation in the realm of university sports administration.
The newly elected board members are as follows:
President: Major General Ahmed Nasser Africa Triathlon
1st Vice President: Mr. Tahar Mesbahi African Karate Federation
2nd Vice President: Ms. Peninnah K Aligawesa Federation of Africa University Sports
3rd Vice President: Engineer Khalid Mehalhel Weightlifting Federation of Africa
Mr. Fouad Meskout African Union for wrestling.
Dr. Lucky Mlilo Africa Squash federation
Mr. Tarek Cherif Africa Tennis Federation
Mr. Ide Issaka Africa Taekwondo Union
Mr. Estony Charmaine Hattingh Africa Judo Union
Mrs. Moneoang Jeanette Leshota Africa Badminton Confederation
Mrs. Tshepiso Lopang Africa Chess Federation
The FASU community, along with the broader African sports fraternity, extends heartfelt congratulations to the newly elected board on this well-deserved victory. As Peninnah continues to champion the cause of university sports, her leadership remains a beacon of inspiration for aspiring leaders in the sports arena.