Union of Africa Traditional Sports and Games

Union of Africa Traditional Sports and Games (UATSG)

This organization was established by Ministers and Senior Sports Government Officials from Africa at the UNESCO Consultative Conference on Traditional Sports and Games (TSG) in Istanbul in 2018. The Secretariat for the Union is located in Sierra Leone.

The Mission of the UATSG is to reinforce a continental cooperation in identifying, preserving and enhancing (TSG) in Africa. This can be achieved by including TSG in schools PHE curricula and hosting events.

The Union is aligned with the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, collaboration among local communities, government, national and international institutions and stakeholders contributes to ensuring that intangible culture heritage is transmitted to the young generation, both through formal and non-formal education.

The 1st African Traditional Games are scheduled for 2023.

THE CURRENT OFFICE BEARERS ARE:
• Mr Yahya Al-Matarr JOBE (The Gambia) - President
• Madam Rosaline Amba Kwende (Cameroun) – Vice President
• Chief Michael Shamsu Mustapha (Sierra Leone) - Secretary General
• Hon. Abdallah Mtolea (Tanzania) – Treasurer
• Master Victor Edward Amara (Sierra Leone) – Organizing Secretary

EX-OFFICIOS
• Abdoul-Rafiou Assoumanou (Benin) – Chair- PR, Media and Marketing
• Sydool Mwigaya Mkettoh (Tanzania)- Chair- Research and Development
• Mr Lancinet Kabassan Keita (Director of Sports, Guinea) – Chief Adviser
• Madam Karima EL Khomri (Kingdom of Morocco) – Chair, International Relations & Whip
• John Gana (Federal Republic of Nigeria) – Technical Director

AFRICAN REGIONAL COORDINATORS
North – Marwa Mamdouh Lotfy (Egypt)
South – Kenneth Middleton (Botswana)
West – Saihou Kanuteh (The Gambia)
East – Dr Robert Gatere (Rwanda)

SPECIAL ADVISORY GROUP MEMBERS
• Mr. Ndongo Ndiaye (Senegal), Special Adviser to President of Senegal on Youth and Sports
• Mr. Ndouma Serge Achile (Cameroun), Sports Administrator, Government of Cameroun
• Africa Union Rep
• UNESCO Rep
• Ms Thando Sibiya (South Africa), Media Personality, Supersport/Multichoice
• Mr. Leslie Koroma (Sierra Leone), Board Member, Africa Sports Ventures Group
• Ms Maureen Ebob Besong (Gabon), Project Director, Seeds Project
• Mr Mark Jacob (Nigeria) – Sports Expert and Consultant

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Chief Michael Shamsu Mustapha
Position in Org: Secretary General
Mobile: +232 78 477555
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Website: www.uatsg.org  
Address: 5 Mans Street, Lunsar, Sierra Leone

 


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