WASM World Congress Comes to Africa as Nigeria loses Bid to South Africa

The Executive Management Board of World Association of Sports Management (WASM) on Thursday at its Annual General Meeting which took place in the College of Education Auditorium of Qatar University’s campus Doha during the ongoing 4th WASM Conference 2023 announced that the fifth Edition of its World Conference will be hosted by North West University, Cape Town-South Africa in March 2026.

Africa beats three other Continental Bids in a Bid Competition which ranked Nigeria’s Africa Bid as second to South Africa, while the Australia Bid was ranked third from over 40 bids submitted by WASM members as all roads now Lead to Cape Town, South Africa.

Speaking to Local Media in Doha Professor Oluwaseun Omotayo expressed delight at the outcome of the Bid process. According to him this is indeed a good development. Though Nigeria lost out to South Africa the joy for me as President Africa Sports Management Association (ASMA) is that Africa triumphed. The Congress coming to Africa shall expectedly deepen Professionalism in Sports Management practice on the Continent.

Professor Omotayo the ASMA President led the Africa Delegation consisting of Members from Nigeria, Ghana, The Gambia, Ethiopia, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Benin, South Africa and Kenya to the Congress in Doha Qatar where Professor Ruth Crabtree of the United Kingdom emerged unopposed as the new WASM President.

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