AU AND ANOCA sign agreement to valorise African games
The agreement on African games signed in Cairo over the weekend between the African Union and the Association of National Olympic committees of Africa will be implemented after validation by the Africa Union commission.
The two parties are expected to mobilise renowned African athletes and the best teams to help raise their level of performance.
Sources say the African Union will continue to manage the African games while the Union of African Sports Confederations will take care of its technical coordination.
The agreement has been concluded to improve the competitiveness, income and marketing of the African games.
Organisers are looking forward to attaching more importance to the African games by ensuring that the games are used as qualifiers for the Olympic games and other international competitions.
The agreement is expected to last for twelve years spanning three editions of the games and can be revised in 12 months.
The host country for the next African games in three years is expected to be announced in December.
Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Kenya and Zambia have expressed their willingness to host the games.