Where to watch Tokyo 2020 matches online

Watch the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball on our WBTV Pages The 2020 Tokyo Paralympics is underway, with the Algeria Ladies  encounter against China, opening…

Where to watch Tokyo 2020 matches online

Watch the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball on our WBTV Pages The 2020 Tokyo Paralympics is underway, with the Algeria Ladies  encounter against China, opening…

Africa rallies behind Team Algeria as they head for...

123 viva l’Algérie With 5 days to go before the start of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, the whole of the African will watch with anticipation…

Africa rallies behind Team Algeria as they head for...

123 viva l’Algérie With 5 days to go before the start of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, the whole of the African will watch with anticipation…

New Dates for Chiba 2022 IWBF African Qualifiers for...

Junior Stars aim to qualify in South Africa Due to requests from several countries, the IWBF Africa U-23 World Championship Qualification Tournament being played in…

New Dates for Chiba 2022 IWBF African Qualifiers for...

Junior Stars aim to qualify in South Africa Due to requests from several countries, the IWBF Africa U-23 World Championship Qualification Tournament being played in…

New Dates for 2021 Commonwealth 3×3 Qualifiers

Quest for Birmingham 2022 Due to COVID concerns the dates of the 2021 Commonwealth Qualification Tournament being hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa have been changed…

New Dates for 2021 Commonwealth 3×3 Qualifiers

Quest for Birmingham 2022 Due to COVID concerns the dates of the 2021 Commonwealth Qualification Tournament being hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa have been changed…

Smith Appointed as IWBF Africa Projects Development Officer

IWBF Africa Appoint Mr. Gerhard Smith as Projects Development Officer We proudly introduce Mr Gerhard Smith who has been appointed onto the IWBF African Council as…

Smith Appointed as IWBF Africa Projects Development Officer

IWBF Africa Appoint Mr. Gerhard Smith as Projects Development Officer We proudly introduce Mr Gerhard Smith who has been appointed onto the IWBF African Council as…

IWBF Africa Announce Competition Strategy

NEW COMPETITION STRATEGY IWBF World have announced a new qualification system for the Summer Paralympic Games and World Championships for both men and women. The development…

IWBF Africa Announce Competition Strategy

NEW COMPETITION STRATEGY IWBF World have announced a new qualification system for the Summer Paralympic Games and World Championships for both men and women. The development…

Technical Commission announce Pathway for Officials

IWBF Africa Technical Pathway In discussion with the Technical Commission, it was decided that in its initial phase, IWBF Africa would embark on forming an Instructors…

Technical Commission announce Pathway for Officials

IWBF Africa Technical Pathway In discussion with the Technical Commission, it was decided that in its initial phase, IWBF Africa would embark on forming an Instructors…

Regional Zonal Commissions Contacts

Regional Zonal Contacts Regional Commissions have been appointed to facilitate the development, management and growth within Africa, with focus on Coaching, Technical, Classification, Competition and Administration.…

Regional Zonal Commissions Contacts

Regional Zonal Contacts Regional Commissions have been appointed to facilitate the development, management and growth within Africa, with focus on Coaching, Technical, Classification, Competition and Administration.…

Membership Drive gains momentum

Membership update IWBF Africa have continued to reach out our African NOWB’s across the continent in line with our membership drive and we are delighted  …

Membership Drive gains momentum

Membership update IWBF Africa have continued to reach out our African NOWB’s across the continent in line with our membership drive and we are delighted  …

Commonwealth Games 2022 Update

Wheelchair Basketball to debut in Birmingham For the first time in the history of the Commonwealth Games, 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball will be showcased alongside 3×3 running…

Commonwealth Games 2022 Update

Wheelchair Basketball to debut in Birmingham For the first time in the history of the Commonwealth Games, 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball will be showcased alongside 3×3 running…

Hosting IWBF Africa Events

Hosting IWBF Africa Events Please be reminded that all NOWB’s who are interested in hosting next year’s events IWBF Africa U23 Men World Championships Qualifiers…

Hosting IWBF Africa Events

Hosting IWBF Africa Events Please be reminded that all NOWB’s who are interested in hosting next year’s events IWBF Africa U23 Men World Championships Qualifiers…

IWBF Africa New Membership Initiative

New Membership Applications Africa’s Newest member is Namibia!! Congratulations and welcome to the IWBF African Family. IWBF Africa’s Secretary General, Mr Andrew Schoeman will be driving the…

IWBF Africa New Membership Initiative

New Membership Applications Africa’s Newest member is Namibia!! Congratulations and welcome to the IWBF African Family. IWBF Africa’s Secretary General, Mr Andrew Schoeman will be driving the…

Classification Update and Developments

IWBF Africa Classification Instructors Appointments The IWBF Classification Commission under the leadership of Ms. Loleta Krige has made the following Classification Instructor appointments with the aim…

Classification Update and Developments

IWBF Africa Classification Instructors Appointments The IWBF Classification Commission under the leadership of Ms. Loleta Krige has made the following Classification Instructor appointments with the aim…

IWBF Africa Technical Instructors Appointed

Technical Development In an effort to ensure the growth and development of all Technical Officials, The IWBF Africa Technical Commission under the leadership of Mr. Mahmoud…

IWBF Africa Technical Instructors Appointed

Technical Development In an effort to ensure the growth and development of all Technical Officials, The IWBF Africa Technical Commission under the leadership of Mr. Mahmoud…

Development Commissions Update

Regional Development Commissions The African Zone has been constitutionally divided into 5 Regions. Northern Africa Western Africa Central Africa Eastern Africa Southern Africa Regional Development Commissions…

Development Commissions Update

Regional Development Commissions The African Zone has been constitutionally divided into 5 Regions. Northern Africa Western Africa Central Africa Eastern Africa Southern Africa Regional Development Commissions…

Al Hassan Sedky excited to give back to Wheelchair...

Egyptian Alhassan Sedky has been appointed to the Athlete Steering Committee as a representative of the Africa Zone. Alhassan currently lives in Texas, USA, after…

Al Hassan Sedky excited to give back to Wheelchair...

Egyptian Alhassan Sedky has been appointed to the Athlete Steering Committee as a representative of the Africa Zone. Alhassan currently lives in Texas, USA, after…

IWBF Hall Of Famers Inducted

African Hall of Famers IWBF  reconizes and thanks former IWBF African President Mr. Hamid El Aouni and Secretary General of the Zone, Mr Shawn Moorgas…

IWBF Hall Of Famers Inducted

African Hall of Famers IWBF  reconizes and thanks former IWBF African President Mr. Hamid El Aouni and Secretary General of the Zone, Mr Shawn Moorgas…

IWBF Africa Zonal Divisions Formed

 Regional Development Chairman  The African Zone has been constitutionally divided into 5 Regions and Regional Development Commission Chairman have been appointed to ensure the development…

IWBF Africa Zonal Divisions Formed

 Regional Development Chairman  The African Zone has been constitutionally divided into 5 Regions and Regional Development Commission Chairman have been appointed to ensure the development…

New IWBF Africa Executive Committee Elected

A new Executive Council for IWBF Africa was elected at their Zone Congress which took place on Saturday 7th March at the 2020 IWBF Afro…

New IWBF Africa Executive Committee Elected

A new Executive Council for IWBF Africa was elected at their Zone Congress which took place on Saturday 7th March at the 2020 IWBF Afro…

Algeria Men and Women Crowned Champions of Africa

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Algeria Men and Women Crowned Champions of Africa

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25 August 2021
Where to watch Tokyo 2020 matches online
19 August 2021
Africa rallies behind Team Algeria as they head for Tokyo
05 August 2021
New Dates for Chiba 2022 IWBF African Qualifiers for U23 Men
02 August 2021
New Dates for 2021 Commonwealth 3x3 Qualifiers
13 May 2021
Smith Appointed as IWBF Africa Projects Development Officer
20 April 2021
IWBF Africa Announce Competition Strategy
07 October 2020
Technical Commission announce Pathway for Officials
07 October 2020
Regional Zonal Commissions Contacts
26 August 2020
Hosting IWBF Africa Events
07 September 2020
Commonwealth Games 2022 Update
Where to watch Tokyo 2020 matches online

Africa rallies behind Team Algeria as they head for Tokyo

New Dates for Chiba 2022 IWBF African Qualifiers for U23 Men

New Dates for 2021 Commonwealth 3x3 Qualifiers

Smith Appointed as IWBF Africa Projects Development Officer

IWBF Africa Announce Competition Strategy

Technical Commission announce Pathway for Officials

Regional Zonal Commissions Contacts

Hosting IWBF Africa Events

Commonwealth Games 2022 Update

Where to watch Tokyo 2020 matches online
Africa rallies behind Team Algeria as they head for Tokyo
New Dates for Chiba 2022 IWBF African Qualifiers for U23 Men
New Dates for 2021 Commonwealth 3x3 Qualifiers
Smith Appointed as IWBF Africa Projects Development Officer
IWBF Africa Announce Competition Strategy
Technical Commission announce Pathway for Officials
Regional Zonal Commissions Contacts
Membership Drive gains momentum
Commonwealth Games 2022 Update
Algeria Men and Women Crowned Champions of Africa
New IWBF Africa Executive Committee Elected
IWBF Africa Zonal Divisions Formed
IWBF Hall Of Famers Inducted
Al Hassan Sedky excited to give back to Wheelchair Basketball
Development Commissions Update
IWBF Africa Technical Instructors Appointed
Classification Update and Developments
IWBF Africa New Membership Initiative
Hosting IWBF Africa Events

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A new Executive Council for IWBF Africa was elected at their Zone Congress which took place on Saturday 7th March at the 2020 IWBF Afro Paralympic Qualifiers in Johannesburg. South Africa’s Charles Saunders was elected as the new President of the Zone replacing Hamid El Aouni from Morocco. He has stepped up to President from the role of Technical Officer for the Zone which he previously held. Saunders, who has an extensive background in the sport of both wheelchair basketball and running basketball, is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Wheelchair Basketball South Africa. There were also three new Vice Presidents elected representing the three regions of Africa: Cherih Hamza (Algeria) – Vice President North; Sibogile Fondinii (South Africa) – Vice President South; and Alfred Simiyu (Kenya) – Vice President Central. International Referee Mahmoud Hassan from Egypt was elected to fill the vacant role of Technical Officer. Loleta Krige of South Africa remained in her position as Classification Officer. Following the election of the new Executive Council, South Africa’s Andrew Schoeman was appointed as the new Secretary General of the Zone, replacing fellow South African Shawn Moorgas, who stepped down from the role after 10 years in the position. IWBF Secretary General, Norbert Kucera, said:

“It was of real value to be able to attend the IWBF Africa Zone Workshop and Zone Congress. Africa is a key area we are looking to develop wheelchair basketball, so to be able to meet and discuss the needs of our members in the zone is beneficial. “On behalf of IWBF, I would like to congratulate and wish the new Executive Council all the best with their endeavours over the next four years and I look forward to working with them. “ I also extend our thanks to the departing Zone President, Hamid El Aouni, and Zone Secretary General, Shawn Moorgas, who have dedicated an enormous amount of time and energy despite challenging landscapes to ensure the sport continued to function at an international level.”
Newly elected IWBF Africa President, Charles Saunders, added:
“It is an absolute honour to have the confidence of the Zones NOWB’s to take Africa forward over the next 4 years. There is much work to be done especially in development of administrators, technical officials and coaches.  “It is the mandate of my Executive that we be held accountable in identifying and rectifying the failings of the past and  drive the campaign in registering new and updated membership. “Furthermore,  we prioritised the restructuring of the Zone into more manageable regions and this will assist with establishing better competition protocols, as well as enabling youth and women development. The macro management of working commissions in each of the five African Regions, will now spread the administration burden and ensure uniformity in implementation. “We are fully aware of the grave challenges that are placed before us and will systematically grow the Zone in line with our 4 year project plan.  “In the iconic words of Nelson Mandela, Sport has the power to change the World, we believe It’s not just a game, it’s a way of life!”

IWBF AFRICA EXECUTIVE COUNCIL 2020-2024

Charles Saunders (RSA) – President Cherih Hamza (ALG) – Vice President North Alfred Simiyu (KEN) – Vice President Central Sibogile Fondinii (RSA) – Vice President South Mahmoud Hassan (EGY) – Technical Officer Loleta Krige (RSA) – Classification Officer Andrew Schoeman (RSA) – Secretary General IWBF Africa elect new Executive Council. (Pictured from Left to Right)⁣ ⁣Mahmoud Hassan, ⁣Charles Saunders, ⁣Cherih Hamza, ⁣Loleta Krige, ⁣Sibogile Fondinii 

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 Regional Development Chairman 

The African Zone has been constitutionally divided into 5 Regions and Regional Development Commission Chairman have been appointed to ensure the development in these Conferences. 

These members are tasked with ensuring the management and growth of the Coaching, Technical, Classification, Competition and Administration development of NOWB’s in their Conferences. 

We welcome the following members and their commissions in making Africa Development a success 

  • Northern Conference - Mr. Ibrahim Mohamed
  • Western Conference - Mr. Olawale Olopade
  • Central Conference - Mr. Hugues-Arnauld Mihindou 
  • Eastern Conference - Mr Sulaiman Mayanja 
  • Southern Conference – Mr Antonio Da Luz 

North African Region:

Mr. Ibrahim Mohamed
  1. Algeria, 
  2. Egypt,
  3. Libya,
  4. Mauritania,
  5. Morocco,
  6. Senegal,
  7. Sudan,
  8. Tunisia, 

West African Region

Mr. Olawale Olopade
  1. Benin, 
  2. Burkina Faso,
  3. Cape Verde,
  4. Côte d'Ivoire.
  5. Gambia,
  6. Ghana,
  7. Guinea-Bissau,
  8. Guinea,
  9. Liberia,
  10. Mali,
  11. Niger,
  12. Nigeria,
  13. Togo,
  14. Sierra Leone 

Central African Region

Mr. Hugues-Arnauld Mihindou
  1. Burundi, 
  2. Cameroon,
  3. Central African Republic,
  4. Chad,
  5. Congo Brazzaville,
  6. Democratic Republic of the Congo,
  7. Equatorial Guinea,
  8. Gabon,
  9. Sao Tome and Principe 

East African Region

Mr. Sulaiman Mayanja
  1. Djibouti,
  2. Eritrea,
  3. Ethiopia,
  4. Kenya,
  5. Liberia,
  6. Somalia,
  7. South Sudan,
  8. Uganda,
  9. Rwanda,
  10. Seychelles,
  11. Tanzania 

Southern African Region

Mr. Antonio Da Luz
  1. Angola, 
  2. Botswana,
  3. Comoros,
  4. Lesotho,
  5. Madagascar,
  6. Malawi,
  7. Mauritius,
  8. Mozambique,
  9. Namibia,
  10. Reunion
  11. South Africa,
  12. Swaziland,
  13. Zambia,
  14. Zimbabwe. 

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African Hall of Famers

IWBF  reconizes and thanks former IWBF African President Mr. Hamid El Aouni and Secretary General of the Zone, Mr Shawn Moorgas as well as the African Technical Officer, Mr Nico Viviers for their dedication and leadership over the years. Their tireless work behind the scenes resulted in the transformation of the Afro-Arab Zone into the IWBF African Zone 

It is with absolute honour that we induct Messes. El Aouni, Moorgas and Viviers as honorary life members onto the African Hall of Famers for dedication and outstanding performance and service. Thank you 

Mr. Hamid El Aouni
Mr Shawn Moorgas
Mr Nico Viviers

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Egyptian Alhassan Sedky has been appointed to the Athlete Steering Committee as a representative of the Africa Zone. Alhassan currently lives in Texas, USA, after he moved there to study at the University of Texas Arlington where he completed a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Dual Master’s Degree. He is an active athlete not only for the Egyptian National Team, but for his club team Movin’ Mavs Wheelchair Basketball in the USA. Excited about being chosen to represent the Africa Zone, he said:

“It is an honour to be part of this change and a huge step towards incorporating the athletes’ voice in IWBF decisions. This sport has given me so many opportunities and I’m excited to get a chance to give back to the wheelchair basketball community.”
The 26-year-old first found wheelchair basketball in 2012 after a car accident at 18 years old left him paralysed. He had played the running game since he was 8 years old and was introduced to the wheelchair game when in Germany for his rehabilitation. However, on returning to Egypt the opportunities to play were limited, an area which Alhassan and his mother tried to address as they co-founded the Alhassan Foundation to raise awareness and help differently abled individuals to be active members in society. Alhassan went on to say one of his hopes for the future is to further develop wheelchair basketball:
“Wheelchair Basketball has grown remarkably since its inception and my hope is to see it grow further into a fully inclusive sport equally recognised as any other sport and for its players to have the same opportunities, resources, and rights as able-bodied athletes.”
Alhassan has been part of the Egyptian National Team program since 2013 and attended the recent IWBF Africa Zone qualification tournament in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he participated in the Zone workshop and congress meeting with other athletes, officials, and country representatives to discuss the needs of the Zone and how to develop it. Alhassan understands the importance of communicating with his fellow athletes and for the sport to have the voice of the athletes included in its structure and believes it is a vital part of the role the Athlete Steering Committee will have
“I see the committee acting as a liaison between athletes and other stakeholders, representing the athletes’ view on different topics and helping to promote athletes’ involvement in the decision-making process across IWBF, so we can eventually ensure that athletes are represented in all decisions affecting the sport. “This the first ever Athlete Steering Committee so I’m sure it’ll be a learning experience for both us and the IWBF. As a start I think it’s important to make sure we create a system that involves athletes as much as possible and to answer any concerns they might have.”

Regional Development Commissions

The African Zone has been constitutionally divided into 5 Regions.

  1. Northern Africa
  2. Western Africa
  3. Central Africa
  4. Eastern Africa
  5. Southern Africa

Regional Development Commissions have been appointed to facilitate the development, management and growth within the Coaching, Technical, Classification, Competition and Administration of each National Organisations for Wheelchair Basketball (NOWB’s.)

Over the past two months, in conjunction with our Executive and Regional Chairman, we have established roles and responsibilities and put in place commissions to assist in this growth. Using social media tools, we have begun the arduous process of identifying candidates for these development programs.

We again welcome the following members and their commissions in making Africa Development a success

Northern Zone Development Commission

Contact : northernregion@iwbfafrica.org

Algeria
Egypt
Libiya
Mauritania
Morocco
Senegal
Sudan
Tunisia,

Regional Chairman:            Mr. Ibrahim Mohamed

Classification Chairman:   Mrs. Btihal Bouzakria

Coaching Chairman:          Mr. Toufik Meddour

Technical Chairman:          Mr. Wael Mustafa

Western Zone Development Commission

Contact : westernregion@iwbfafrica.org

Benin
Burkina Faso,
Côte d'Ivoire.
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea-­Bissau
Guinea
Liberia
Mali
Niger
Nigeria
Togo
Sierra Leone

Regional Chairman:            Mr. Olawale Olopade

Classification Chairman:   MrPrince Adeshina Adeyemi

Coaching Chairman:          Mr. Obreniene Tamunosiki Adoki

Technical Chairman:         Mr. Popoola Babatunde

Central Zone Development Commission

Contact : centralregion@iwbfafrica.org

Burundi
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Congo
Democratic Republic of Congo
Equatorial Guinea
Gabon
Sao Tome and Principe

Regional Chairman:         Mr. Hughes-ˇArnaud Mihindou

Classification Chairman: Ms. Paula Vungi

Coaching Chairman:          Mr. Bienvenu Michel Chrysos Moussa Sanze

Technical Chairman:         Mr. Iddrisu Gamel Ayambira

Eastern Zone Development Commission

Contact: easternregion@iwbfafrica.org

Djibouti
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Kenya
Rwanda
Somalia
South Sudan
Uganda
Seychelles
Tanzania

Regional Chairman:         Mr. Sulaiman Mayanja

Classification Chairman: Mr. Solomon Berhanu

Coaching Chairman:       Mr. Andrew Kihumba Nju

Technical Chairman:       Mr. Joseph Amoko Omoko

Southern Zone Development Commission

Contact: southernregion@iwbfafrica.org

Angola
Botswana
Comoros
Lesotho
Madagascar
Malawi
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Reunion
South Africa
eSwathini
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Regional Chairman:         Mr. Antonio Da Lus

Classification Chairman: Ms. Leandre Swanepoel

Coaching Chairman:        Mr. Max Mclean

Technical Chairman:        Mr. Charles Foster

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Technical Development

In an effort to ensure the growth and development of all Technical Officials, The IWBF Africa Technical Commission under the leadership of Mr. Mahmoud Hassan, has appointed the following Technical Instructors:

  1. Wael Mustafa
  2. Popoola Babatunde
  3. Iddrisu Gamel Ayambira
  4. Joseph Amoko Omoko 
  5. Charles Foster

For more information contact the IWBF Africa Technical Officer at technical@iwbfafrica.org

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IWBF Africa Classification Instructors Appointments

The IWBF Classification Commission under the leadership of Ms. Loleta Krige has made the following Classification Instructor appointments with the aim of developing classifiers from all regions on the continent:

  1. Btihal Bouzakria
  2. Prince Adeshina Adeyemi
  3. Paula Vungi
  4. Solomon Berhanu
  5. Leandre Swanepoel

For information please contact the Classification Commission on classification@iwbfafrica.org

New Classification Requirements

The IWBF Classification Commission has been in deadlock with theInternational Paralympic Committee (IPC) over changes regarding Classification Eligibility of Wheelchair Basketball Athletes.

It is the decision of the IPC, that Wheelchair Basketball come in line with IPC classification regulations for Paralympic eligibility or face suspension from the games. This has resulted in the IWBF Classification Commission defining regulations in line with the IPC statutes Clause 1.2, which rules against the ‘minimal disability players’ (now termed as eligibility with minimum impairment criteria) in all National teams, whether it be in Paralympics or World Championships or subsequent qualification tournaments pertaining to such competition’s.

In a meeting with IWBF World, clear guidelines and clarification has been given to the Zones and in specific, the NOWB’s (Federations) with regards the decision on the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Classification Saga, surrounding athletes with minimal eligibility competing in National teams.

The decision following this decision impacts all National teams competing at World and Paralympic qualifiers and games with players of minimum disability

IWBF World Classification, will now make assessment of all National athletes, in line with the Eligibility Impairment Criteria, based on medical certification and in line with the IPC Classification code. The terminology is that for Eligibility, conditions must come from a Health Impairment Reassessment with prior underlying health conditions, before the minimum impairment criteria is considered.

However, the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) has stated that its Federations will allow Able Bodied athletes to compete in their Zones domestic club competitions. Until further notice, this will be the way forward Ms. Loleta Krige, IWBF Africa Classification Officer, will be sending out through the IWBF African Office, an update on what is required by NOWB’s national athletes, for competing in official competition.

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New Membership Applications

Africa’s Newest member is Namibia!! Congratulations and welcome to the IWBF African Family.

IWBF Africa’s Secretary General, Mr Andrew Schoeman will be driving the membership initiative of all Africa NOWB’s. Please contact him to assist you with facilitating membership application

Current IWBF African Members

Northen Zone

Algeria
Egypt
Morocco

Southern Zone

Angola
Namibia
South Africa

Western Zone

Burkina Faso

Central Zone

Central African Republic

Eastern Zone

Kenya
Uganda

IWBF Africa also welcomes the following NOWB’s who have submitted full membership applications

  • Ethiopia
  • Cameroon
  • Gambia

We as IWBF Africa, to assist with this initiative, are of the opinion that we phase in two Membership criteria for

NOWB’s who wish to become members

  1. African Membership (with a time line of 12 months for the NOWB to finalise their IWBF membership) or
  2. Full Membership to IWBF Switzerland.

Unfortunately, African Membership will only allow NOWB’s to participate in Club & National Competition in Regions, but not be able to qualify a NOWB in any of the IWBF Africa world qualifying competitions.

Only full membership to IWBF Switzerland will ratify inclusion.

1st Phase Membership Drive for 2020 - 2021

Central Zone

Cameroon
Democratic Republic of Congo
Gabon

Eastern Zone

South Sudan
Tanzania

Northern Zone

Libya
Senegal
Tunisia

Southern Zone

Botswana
Eswatini
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Western Zone

Ghana
Liberia
Gambia

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Hosting IWBF Africa Events

Please be reminded that all NOWB’s who are interested in hosting next year’s events

  • IWBF Africa U23 Men World Championships Qualifiers (deadlines for submission is by Thursday 1 October 2020) and the
  • IWBF Africa World Championship Qualification Tournament for Men and Women, (deadlines for submission is by Sunday 1 November 2020)

Those NOWB’s need to make application in line with IWBF Africa hosting requirements and submit by the set dates. We humbly appeal to our members to make application.

For more information contact us by e-mail

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