Tunisia tennis meeting to discuss govt meddling

Botswana Tennis Association (BTA) president Nelson Amanze left for Tunis, Tunisia yesterday for the Confederation of African Tennis (CAT) board meeting where government interference in sport is likely to be thrashed out again.

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) expressed strong concern over government interference in the sport during the 2013 ITF Annual General Meeting in Paris, France in July. And when African countries’ respective federation presidents converge this weekend, CAT is expected to take the same stance. One of the items on the agenda is the amendment of the constitution. “We will also discuss amendments to the constitution as well as aligning it with the ITF one and making African nations to comply with international rules,” Amanze told Mmegi Sport shortly before his departure.

He said tennis had not really looked into the issue of government departments meddling in the affairs of the game, but the world governing body had stressed it would take stern measures against such.

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