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‘ANOCA Zone II to resume activities in December’- GNOC president

Jul 15, 2015, 9:48 AM | Article By: Namory Trawally, GNOC Information Assistant

The president of Gambia National Olympic Committee, GNOC, Alhagie Momodou M. Dibba has revealed that the Association of National Olympic Committee of Zone II (ANOCA ZONE II) will revive its sports activities by December 2015.

Mr Dibba, who doubles as vice president of the association, said the agreement was reached during a meeting of the Executive Bureau of ANOCA Zone II held on June 24th 2015 in Dakar, Senegal.

“ANOCA Zone II is now poised to resume activities which have been at a standstill as a result of the Ebola crisis. This will begin with the organization of an international taekwondo tournament in Bamako in December,” Mr Dibba announced.

He added that the tournament will be organized as part of activities to mark the inauguration of the Zone II headquarters, following a headquarters agreement signed with the Malian authorities.

The GNOC head noted that the prime objective of the Executive Committee is to revive all competitions that had existed in the past, such as the Amilcar Cabral Football Cup, and the tennis, basketball, wrestling and boxing competitions.

It should be noted that apart from this headquarters, the agreement signed with Mali also makes provision for funds to run the office, and all the staff will be entitled to all diplomatic privileges.

ANOCA Zone II comprises Senegal, Mali, Guinea Bissau, The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Mauritania, Cape Verde and Liberia.