Malawi Olympic Committee will to host the next Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) Secretary Generals’ meeting to be held in 2018.
The meeting is proposed for October. However, dates have not been communicated yet.
During such meetings, crucial issues related to developing sports in Africa as well as to strategize on how to mobilize resources for Marketing African Athletes.
Malawi won the bid to host the meeting after beating Tunisia who were the closest contenders and a host of other countries.
Kythrina Phiri, Public Relations Officer for MOC said “the poll was conducted immediately after the 2017 Secretary Generals meeting which was held in Cape Verde”.
“A total of seven countries expressed their interest to host the meeting but it was Malawi and Tunisia which fought neck-to-neck in the final round” she added.
The other countries included Togo, Gambia, Botswana and Congo.
Malawi and Tunisia tied at 25-25 tie.
Botswana and Togo withdrew and Congo pulled out and expressed interest to bid for the 2019 meeting.
Malawi and Tunisia were separated in the third round with a 21-19 margin which went Malawi`s way.
The seminar gets full funding from ANOCA and Olympic Solidarity. Malawi first hosted it in 2006 which took place at Ryalls hotel in Blantyre.