Accra, March 31, GNA –
The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) is scheduled to host the 6th
International Association of Press Sports (AIPS), Africa Congress in Accra.
It’s the first time
Ghana would be hosting the Continental body.
Delegates for the
congress would start arriving in Accra for the biggest gathering of sports
journalists in Africa, on Monday, April 1.
In all, 25 countries
have confirmed participation in the historic Congress, which forms part of the
activities marking the 50th anniversary celebration of SWAG, at the Accra City
Hotel from 2-6 April.
Leading the first
batch of the delegates is Mr. Morad Moutaoukkil, a member of the Sports
Journalists Association of Morocco and the first Vice President of AIPS Africa.
He would be
accompanied by officials of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Morocco, who
would use the opportunity to discuss the country’s preparations towards the
2019 Africa Games.
Following, would be
Evelyn Watta, an astute sports journalist, a member of the Sports Journalists
Association of Kenya and Vice President of AIPS.
Also expected to
arrive on Tuesday, April 2, is Mitchell Obi, President of AIPS Africa and his
second Vice President Chris Mbaisi from Kenya.
The Congress would
also be attended by Mr. Chuka Momah, a life patron of AIPS Africa, a member of
AIPS and former president of Africa Table Tennis Federation (ATTF) and Ewetse
Khama of Apo Group, partners of AIPS Africa.
At least 50, delegates
are expected to participate in the three-day congress that is expected to be
sandwiched with expert presentations and discussions on contemporary issues on
sports media, administration and hosting of some sporting events.
Among the topics to be
discussed are “When Will Africa Be Ready to Win The FIFA World Cup?, How
Bold is Africa’s Gold Chase at Tokyo 2020?, Africa Games and the future and The
New Sports Journalism in Africa – Finding The Right Mix.”
The Congress is being
sponsored by Accra City Hotel and Alisa Hotel.
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