A new Federation of Africa University Sports (FASU) Executive Committee for the term 2019-2022 was elected during the FISU-FASU Strategic Dialogue and FASU General Assembly in Entebbe, Uganda which held from March 23 to 24.
Two Ugandans, Mercy Lakisa and Peninnah Kabenge were elected on the committee as the FASU Students’ Representative and FASU General Secretary respectively.
Peninnah is the Head of Sports and Recreation Department and Principal Sports Tutor at Makerere University while Mercy served as the 83rd Vice Guild President at the same university.
The Federation of Africa University Sports (FASU) also elected its first ever female president, Nomsa Mahlangu from South Africa, and her tenure will last until 2022. This historic moment, which was also witnessed by FISU President President, Prof. Oleg Matytsin.
Mahlangu told participants of the Dialogue and General Assembly that they all have a role to play in “ensuring that FASU is successful”, while highlighting that a lot of work needs to be done.
“I heard a lot of people since the dialogue. There were talks that we need to take FASU to another level. Now this is the time for us as a collective to define what that other level is. In the next programs of FASU it is our responsibility to ensure that we give opportunities to our students. University sports is all about students it is not only about us as administrators, lecturers and the likes,” she explained.
Mahlangu is a former goalkeeper who has been a National Executive Committee Member of the South African Football Association (SAFA) since 2009.
The elected Executive Committee;
Ms. Nomsa Mahlangu – FASU President
Mr. Sidibe Daouda – FASU 1st Vice President
Mr. Life Chemhere – FASU 2nd Vice President
Ms. Peninnah Kabenge – FASU General Secretary
Mr. Abby Kidane Belayhun – FASU Treasurer
Ms. Mercy Lakisa – FASU Student Representative