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ANOCA appoints Obakeng Ngwigwa as technical director

Former Botswana sprinter Obakeng Ngwigwa has been appointed as the Technical Director of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA).

Botswana sprinter Obakeng Ngwigwa
Botswana sprinter Obakeng Ngwigwa

Former Botswana sprinter Obakeng Ngwigwa has been appointed as the Technical Director of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) according to a report in the The Botswana’s Voice.

Ngwigwa, who won the 400m bronze medal at the 2004 IAAF World Junior Championships in Grossetto, Italy, will be tasked with providing assistance in areas such as athletes and coach development, Olympic solidarity programmes and funding.

As part of his role, will serve on ANOCA’s Coordination Commission, which evaluates and supervises host cities for major Games, along with compatriot and Botswana National Olympic Committee chief executive officer .

He will also be providing technical assistance to the 54 Africa National Olympic Committees (NOCs) in areas of athletes and coach development, Olympic solidarity programmes, funding and games.

“I have been tasked with making follow up on offers for training of African experts by partner organisations and National Olympic Committees,” he said Ngwigwa.

“I will always look for ways African member NOCs can exploit opportunities provided by

“There is nothing different that will be extended to Botswana and not to other countries just because I am from Botswana. Maybe my country can benefit from my experience after the contract has elapsed,” he added.

He takes over the role from Robert Mutsauki of Zimbabwe and will be based at the ANOCA office in Abuja, Nigeria.

Ngwigwa is a recent graduate of the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) where he completed a Masters Degree in Sports Administration on the Botswana National Sports Council (BNSC) elite scholarship this year.

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