FASU holds consultative meeting, announce host of All Africa University Games 2020 and 2022
The Federation of Africa University Sports (FASU), on the occasion of the 30th Summer Universiade, took advantage of the participation of all the National University Sports Federations (NUSFs) from Africa in Napoli, Italy to hold a FASU-NUSF consultative meeting on 8th July 2019.
FASU President, Nomsa Mahlangu,in opening the one day meeting, stated that, upon assumption of Office at the end of the FASU Elective General Assemblyin Entebbe, Uganda on March 24th 2019, a major concern has been the lack of female and students’ participation in key decision structures.
Touching on the greatest concern, she called for the disclosure of the challenges the various NUSFs go through in order to find solutions to streamline and strengthen FASU to make it all-inclusive and ensure NUSFs take up all available opportunities.
The FISU Volunteers Academy, FISU-NUSF project, Scholarship opportunities and help program among others were the various opportunities mentioned as available for NUSFs.
FASU members present at the meeting were therefore challenged by the FASU President to have no excuse for failing to utilise these opportunities.
"The core value of university sports is about students and not officials" she added, calling on officials and administrators to be honest and realistic to enable Africa University Sports have viable and sustainable programs for the student athletes.
A presentationanalysing the FASU events accomplished since March 2019to date was made by the FASU General Secretary, Peninnah Kabenge Aligawesa.
She disclosed that FASU championships have been introduced in Tennis, 3x3 Basketball, Athletics, soccer, cross country and rugby to assist African countries to prepare for the Universiade and the FISU World University Championship (WUC).
Highlighting the strategies adopted to ensure better participation in all FASU programs, she called on FASU members to seriously consider participating in the pending FASU GAMES and Championships.
She announced that, following the Strategic Review meeting held in Johannesburg South Africa from 22 to 24 June 2019, the FASU Executive have decided that the FASU Games with effect from 2020 will rotate from the various FASU regions starting with Eastern Africa Zone for the 10th FASU Games in 2020 in Kenya. The 11th FASU Games is to be held in the Western Africa Zone in 2022 in Ghana, after which other Zones, namely the North, Central and then Southern, will host.
The FASU-NUSFs consultative meeting was a great opportunity for FASU members to catch up after the FASU General Assembly held in Entebbe, Uganda on March 24th 2019.
Members expressed theirappreciateion to the FASU Executive Committeefor the proactive measures taken to move FASU forward and assured of their support going forward.