The Badminton Confederation of Africa (BCA) recently concluded its elective Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on May 25, 2023. The AGM marked the end of the BCA Council’s two-year transitional term and paved the way for a new four-year cycle for elected council members from 2023 to 2027. The elections saw the appointment of a new council responsible for governing the BCA and ensuring its smooth operation.
Key Election Results:
Mr. Tukebana Michel Bau of Seychelles was elected by acclamation retaining his position as the BCA President, running unopposed.
Zambia’s Kingsley Mulenga was elected as the Deputy President against the long serving Mr. Amine Zobiri from Algeria and Botswana’s Mpiwa Bosenogile was elected as the new Treasurer against Mrs. Chipo Zumbrani from Zimbabwe.
Additionally, eleven council members were elected, including Odette Assembe Engoulou (Cameroon), Rajen Pultoo (Mauritius), Dr. Hesham Fouad Mohamed El Tohamy (Egypt), Dr. Jeanette Moneoang LESHOTA (Lesotho), Simon Mugabi (Uganda), Aubin Houndagnon ASSOGBA (Benin), Dro Honore Zolobe (Ivory Coast), Francis Orbih (Nigeria), Mohamed Moncef Zemmouchi (Algeria), Micheal John Noone (South Africa), and Michael Shamsu Mustapha (Sierra Leone).
We would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Mr. Mpiwa Bosenogile on his election as the Treasurer of the Badminton Confederation of Africa (BCA). Despite being elected in absentia, Mr. Bosenogile’s dedication and commitment to the sport of badminton have been recognized by the BCA members.
“My election as Treasurer for the BCA signifies the trust and confidence placed in my abilities to manage the financial affairs of the BCA. I am confident that my experience and expertise will contribute significantly to the good governance and smooth running of the BCA during my tenure”. Said Mr. Mpiwa who was elected in absentia. Mr Mpiwa Bosenogile – Treasurer
We wish Mr. Mpiwa Bosenogile all the best in his new role as Treasurer and look forward to witnessing his valuable contributions towards the development and growth of badminton in Africa under the BCA’s leadership.
Reorganization of BCA Management Structure:
The AGM also approved council proposal to change in the BCA’s management structure. The term “Secretary General” in the BCA constitution was approved to be replaced with “Chief Executive Officer” (CEO). This change aimed to align the BCA with a more professional and global outlook, better serving its members. Following the resignation of the current Secretary General in June 2022, the BCA recruited a CEO and a Head of Operations (HOO) from the pool of candidates who had applied for the Secretary General position. This restructuring aimed to streamline administrative operations and enhance executive leadership.
“We would like to extend our sincere congratulations to Mr. Tukebana Michel Bau on his re-election as the President of the Badminton Confederation of Africa (BCA). Under his visionary leadership, the BCA has made significant strides in promoting and developing badminton across the African continent”. Said the new BCA CEO
We also applaud Mr. Bau’s role in the restructuring of the BCA’s management structure. He concluded
“The appointment Chief Executive Officer” (CEO) and the Head of Operations (HOO) reflects a forward-thinking approach towards professionalizing the organization and aligning it with global standards. Said the President “This restructuring will undoubtedly enhance the BCA’s ability to serve its members effectively and efficiently.
Mr Jeff Shigoli – CEO
We extend our best wishes to Mr. Michel Bau as he leads the BCA into a new era of good governance, professionalism, and excellence.
“As President of Badminton Confederation of Africa (BCA) and Vice President of the Badminton World Federation (BWF), My experience and expertise will continue to be instrumental in furthering the growth and success of badminton in Africa. I have full confidence in the newly elected council, and I am excited to see the positive impact of the restructured management structure under my guidance”
Mr Michel Bau – President
The AGM also approved the Inclusion of Foundation Charter in the Constitution:
Due to challenges faced while trying to register the BCA office in Mauritius, the BCA Council decided to include the foundation charter as a transitional clause in the BCA Constitution. The foundation charter would facilitate the registration of the BCA as a foundation under the Foundations Act of the Republic of Mauritius, pending the enactment of necessary laws for the confederation’s registration. Once the legal framework allows the BCA to be registered and become autonomous, the transitional clause will automatically cease to exist.