William Blick,President of the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) Credit: UOC
[/media-credit] William Blick,President of the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) will also head ANOCA Credit: UOC

President of the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) William Blick will steer the National Olympics Committees of Africa (ANOCA) Zone 5 for a 2 year tenure.

The development follows his election the annual congress held at Cairo in Egypt.

Blick was elected unopposed following the last minute withdrawal of Egypt’s Gasser Riad who was in turn elected Vice President unopposed

Upon his election, Blick has vowed to maintain the spirit of Olympic movement in zone 5 and lead the struggle for the revival of the ANOCA Games.

In his acknowledgement speech, Blick noted;

It is a great honour to be elected as head of such a regional body.

I want to promote the Olympic movement spirit and revive the ANOCA Games as well.

Kenya’s Francis Paul is General Secretary and Rashid Gulam from Tanzania is Treasurer.

The committee members are; Juma Lemi (South Sudan) and Sudan’s Hassan Hashim Kholjay.

The ANOCA Zone 5 constitutes of countries as Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia and Egypt.

Blick has been President of the Uganda Olympic Committee since 2012 when he ousted Rogers Ddungu.

At the beginning of this year, Blick was re-elected unopposed in an elective assembly that was marred by confusion from the opponents who pulled out at the 11th hour.

As a shrewd administrator, Blick was formerly president of the Uganda Rugby Union before he crossed over to UOC.

He has excelled at his hands on policy with timely key decisions, strategic ideologies and relatively transparent administration where he has fronted accountability as a key element.

Full ANOCA Executive:

President: William Blick (Uganda)

Vice President: Gasser Riad (Egypt)

General Secretary: Paul Francis (Kenya)

Treasurer: Rashid Gulam (Tanzania)

Committee Members: Juma Lemi (South Sudan) and Hassan Hashim Kholjay (Sudan)

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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