Kambikambi lands new post

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MUKWIMA CHILALA writes                                  

ZAMBIA National Olympic Committee Secretary General  Boniface Kambikambi has been appointed to represent Africa on the Commonwealth Games Association (CGA) Advisory Group.

In a letter of appointment and released by the Head of CGA Relations under the Commonwealth Games Federation,  Andrew Hibbert,  Kambikambi joins 5 other members in representing the 6 regions in the World until 2022.

The Advisory Group provides a forum for both the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) and Organising Committees (OCs) to seek input from a representative group of CGAs regarding CGA needs and seek feedback from the CGA’s with respect to planning of facilities and services at Commonwealth Games.

Meanwhile National Olympic Committee(NOC) president,  Alfred Foloko said he was excited to have a member of his team being appointed as the first Zambian ever to sit on the CGA Advisory Group.

“Speaking on behalf of the NOC, we couldn’t be more pleased with this news that our very own Secretary General has been appointed to such a prestigious group.

“For us this is testament that we must be doing something right and he has our full backing,”  Foloko said.

And Ministry of Youth, Sport and Child Development, Permanent Secretary  Joe Kapembwa said Government was happy to learn of the appointment and had no doubt that Kambikambi would represent Zambia and Africa as a whole effectively.

The full list of the Advisory Group is:

Africa – Boniface Kambikambi – SG Zambia

Americas – Katura Horton-Perinchief – CdM Bermuda 2018

Asia – Syed Shahed Reza – SG Bangladesh

Caribbean – Annette Knot – SG Trinidad and Tobago

Europe – Paul Blanchard – CEO England

Oceania – Jake Wilkins – Team services NZ

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