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Sports minister gets CAVB presidential appointment

 April 8, 2016 By Sahr Morris Jr.

Sierra Leone’s newly appointed sports minister, Ahmed Khanou has on Tuesday appointed president of the African Volleyball Confederation (CAVB) Beach Volleyball commission.

Khanou who before his presidential appointment was the secretary general for the commission will now run the leadership of the commission until 2019 when his mandate will expire.

In a letter addressed to the newly Sierra Leone sports minister, the CAVB president Dr. Amr Elwani said they are pleased with Khanou’s appointment adding that they are looking forward to benefit from his expertise.

The CAVB president in his April 5 letter which was addressed to the former Sierra Leone Volleyball Association secretary general reads: “We will be looking forward to benefit from your expertise, your active participation and proposal throughout the various activities of the commission to ensure that through your recommendations as integral part of the Volleyball family.”

“Africa shall optimize its recourses and knowledge towards the implementation of true development plans and future growth.”

Khanou in an exclusive interview with Concord Sports was pleased with his appointment and his new role. He pledged is fullest cooperation towards the growth of beach volleyball under his tenure.

Khanou’s appointment came after the CAVB Board of Administration meeting in Cairo, Egypt in which they reviewed the Executive Committee proposals concerning the confederation’s commissions and assignments related to the organisation’s areas of activity.

The following commission presidents were also appointed in that gathering: Development Commission: Tubby Reddy (South Africa), Sports Organising Commission will now be headed by Gustave Nkurunziza  of Rwanda, Sherif El Shemerly of Egypt is the new Coaches Commission president while the Refereeing Commission is headed by Hassan Ahmed of Egypt.

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