Concerns over African Games organisation

The women's volleyball team has qualified for the African Games
The women's volleyball team has qualified for the African Games

The Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) will be under scrutiny as the body has been contracted to host its first African Games, which will run from August 19 to 31, 2019 in Morocco.

The Africa Union Sports Council (AUSC) gave the contract to ANOCA, to deliver the 2019 African Games (formerly All Africa Games), which will be held in the cities of Casablanca and Rabat.

Morocco was selected to replace Malabo, Equatorial Guinea as the host of the 2019 edition. ANOCA has always organised the Africa Youth Games, which Botswana hosted in 2014. But there were concerns that ANOCA hijacked the youth games for commercial purposes, particularly when it came to revenue shares amongst member states.

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