Hajij Bouchra has been elected as the 5th President of CAVB-The African Volleyball Confederation at the Congress held online to become the first female head of the continental body.
CAVB was formed in 1972 with its headquarters in Cairo, Egypt and has 54 member affiliates from across Africa.
Dr. Hajij Bouchra, who is also president of the Moroccan Volleyball Federation, FIVB vice president of the Executive Committee and CAVB member of the Executive Committee and the board of directors, recorded 42 votes, with incumbent Dr Amr Elwani gathering 12 Votes .
Due to travel restrictions brought by the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Congress was held through virtual conference lasting over 24-hours in 3-days, notably over 15-hours spent on day two before the new president was announced.
Bouchra, a former Moroccan international (1984 – 2002), now has until 2024 to transform Beach Volleyball and Volleyball (Indoor) in Africa before the next Elective Congress.
Bouchra In her Manifesto, She has promised tones of changes in Africa’s Volleyball in the next 4-years
Bouchra’s first assignment will be to revisit the 2019/2020 CAVB Financials reports and Budgets that were rejected by the 2020 Congress.
Kenya Volleyball Federation chairman Waithaka Kioni was elected to the board as Zone Five deputy president.
FULL ELECTED CAVB BOARD.
Bouhra Hajij – Morocco
Adnan BAKBAK – Libya
Rodrigues ANTONIO CARLOS – Cape Verde
Casimir SAWADOGO – Burkina Faso
Dokony Adiker IDRISS – Chad
Waithaka KIONI – Kenya
Fredreck NDLOVU – Zimbabwe
FIVB BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION
Habu GUMEL – Nigeria
Sanga Issouf KONE – Côte d’Ivoire
Daniel Koboa MOLAODI – Botswana
PRESIDENTS OF CAVB ZONES
Mustapha LEMOUCHI – Algeria
Bai Dodou JALLOW – Gambia
Paul ATCHOE – Ghana
Christian MATATA SHWITI – Congo
Fernand Sauveur RUTERANA – Rwanda
Khalid CASSAM – Mozambique
Kayseeven TEEROOVENGADUM – Mauritius