May 11, 2012, 1:58 PM
Alhagie Dodou Joof is the new vice president of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) for West Africa in Region Two.
Joof, aka Capi, who is also the secretary-general of The Gambia Athletics Association (GAA), has been elected to serve for four years in the CAA office at a congress held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on 17 December 2010.
Reacting to the news of his election, the secretary-general of the GAA, Alhajie Capi Joof, said: “I was extremely delighted because being a Gambian, to get such a position out of the 16 countries is a fantastic recognition, not only for me as individual but also for the entire Gambian sports fraternity.”
Capi says this is as a result of his profound service in the development and promotion of athletics in West Africa.
The veteran athlete and sports administrator is also appointed member of the Jury of Appeal for the 10th African Junior Championship billed for May 2011 in Gaborone, Botswana.
CAA - the sub-regional body - is headed by Alh. Momar Mbye of Senegal. Fellow compatriot Jean Gomez is the secretary-general, and Benin’s Emmanuel Akojenou is the treasurer.
Other executive members are Nicolas Deblimu of Ivory Coast, who is serving as marketing director, and Mali’s Aminata Sanjareh as the auditor.