Nigeria’s General Abdullahi explains quest to head Africa’s Military Sports Council

Nigeria’s General Abdullahi explains quest to head Africa’s Military Sports Council

Sports | Sep 3, 2020 05:45am | FORUM 234 Connect |


Nigeria’s Brigadier General Maikano Abdullahi, the Deputy Director of Sports at the Defence Headquarters, is among four contestants vying to become the next president of the Organisation of Military Sports in Africa (OSMA). His opponents are from Algeria, Kenya and Guinea .

The president of OSMA will be elected by 51 African member-countries at a General Assembly holding on October 7 via virtual and zooming conference. The winner of the contest automatically becomes the Vice President of the International Military Sports Council (CISM).

Brigadier General Abdullahi was the pioneer Secretary-General of OSMA. He was then a Lieutenant Colonel when the organisation was founded in 1994 by Nigeria’s Major General Ishola Williams (Rtd), and a Camerounian. It became fully operational in 2008 with the Headquarters in Yaoundé, Cameroun.


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