The Confederation of Africa Netball Associations (CANA) has elected a six-member executive into office for a four-year term, at its special meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The meeting, which was facilitated by the Council of Ministers of the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa Zone VI, was attended by delegates from 11 countries, namely Ghana, Swaziland, Tanzania, Namibia, Malawi, Botswana, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Lesotho and Kenya.
Madam Carol Garoes of Namibia was elected President, while Edith Kaliati of Malawi took the position of Vice President.
The post of Secretary-General was taken by Sharifa Kh. Salim of Tanzania, with the position of Director of Marketing and Publicity going to Rev. Emmanuel D. Nikoi of Ghana.
The position of Treasurer went to David Thwala, with Rebecca Kavulu of Uganda being elected Africa's Representative to the IFNA Board.
The Director of Sports of Namibia and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa Zone VI, Dr. Veii, who chaired the meeting, urged CANA to work very hard to make netball a very vibrant and popular sport in Africa. He called for unity in CANA to advance its programmes.
In her acceptance speech, the CANA president, Madam Carol Garoes, pledged on behalf of her colleagues to raise netball to the highest pinnacle in the world. Madam Garoes called for support from all members to ensure the success of CANA activities.