8 December 2012

Zambia: SCSA Proposes to Change Name

THE Zone-Six body of the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa (SCSA) has proposed that the continental body changes its name from the SCSA to African Sports Architecture (ASA).

According to a communiqué read out by Zambian Sports Minister Chishimba Kambwili, the Southern Africa Council of Sports Ministers said the change of name and structure of the SCSA was meant to bring it in line with the African Union (AU) structure.

The SCSA was formed under the auspices of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) which has since been restructured and renamed as AU.

Kambwili said that a transition committee should be appointed to oversee the move from SCSA to the new ASA within a period of 90 days and that head office would remain in Yaonde, Cameroun.

"The Zone-Six general assembly sat and resolved on the need to restructure the SCSA and appoints a Transition Committee (TC) to effect the SCSA restructuring and consequential appropriate integration into the African Sports Association," he said.

SCSA secretary general Vuzo Mbebe explained that in its current state, the SCSA was sitting outside the AU which should be the mother body.

The communiqué said the committee would be chaired by the General Secretary of the African Confederation of Sports (AACS) and General Secretaries of the seven SCSA zones.

It also called for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) and AACS in organising the All-Africa Games (AAG).

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