Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) Executive Secretary, George Jana, has been re-elected African Union Sports Council Vice Chairperson during elections held in Namibia last weekend.
Jana had for almost a year been doubling as the body’s Vice Chairperson following the death of Mvuso Mbebe.
Jana said he was humbled to have earned the trust of AUSC delegates to continue serving the body which is responsible for Region Five Games.
“I am really humbled that together with my colleagues, I have earned delegates’ trust. It shows that they are pleased with what they have seen in us. Basically, I will continue what I was doing. It is a question of matters at hand. My job entails providing assistance to countries within the region,” he said.
Jana also thanked Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Henry Mussa, for endorsing him to contest for the post.
“To contest, one needs an endorsement from the serving Minister of Sports and I am delighted that the minister endorsed my name. It gives me impetus to serve wholeheartedly at AUSC and also here at Sports Council,” he said.
Delegates to the assembly met to adopt changes in composition and structure of the body.
Following the changes, the body has a Chairman, Vice Chairman and the newly-created post of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), previously known as General Manager.
Two more posts have been created with one responsible for sports development and the other in charge of finance and marketing.
Vetumbuavi Veii of Namibia was elected Chairperson for sports development whereas Lawrence Mthethwa of Swaziland will head the Finance and Marketing Commission. Antonio Gomes will head the Sports Development Commission.