OSMA BACKGROUND

The Organization of Military Sports in Africa (OSMA) is a continental organisation made up of the Armed Forces of African Member countries. It is the African representation of the International Military Sports Council (CISM). OSMA has thus endorsed CISM's basic principles and motto:"Friendship through Sport" OSMA's main objective is to promote friendly sporting and physical training activities among the Armed Forces of member states, in order to foster the culture of peace needed for the economic development and the integration of the African continent. The Headquarters of OSMA is in YAOUNDE. Cameroon. OSMA was founded by Maj Gen Ishola Williams of Nigeria and Col Kalkaba Malboum of Cameroon. It is being adopted in 1994 at the 49th CISM General Assembly in Istanbul, Turkey. Its 1st General Assembly only took place on 25 March 2008, in Algiers, Algeria, under the high patronage of H.E. Abdelaziz Bouteflika President of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria.


News Briefs

WORKING VISIT OF THE OSMA PRESIDENTTO GHANA

The President of OSMA, Major General Maikano Abdullahi (Nig) in the prelude to the 8th OSMA Board of Directors Meeting which will be hosted by the Ghanian delegation next year, paid a curtsey visit to the Ghanian Military Autorities in a bit to promote the ideals of OSMA among the Authorities and also to prepare grounds for the smooth organisation of the forthcoming Board of Director’s meeting. This working visit is part of the President’s enlarged scheduled visits for the year 2024, which is aimed at sensitising and promoting OSMA values amongst the High Authorities of member countries to boost visibility and also incite a massive participation in the upcoming 2nd African Military Games in Abuja. From Ghana, the President will visit Burkina Faso, Tchad, Congo Republic before the end of the year. During his visit, he equally took the opportunity to visit the Ambassador of Burkina Faso to Ghana in the person of Colonel David KABRE the former OSMA President.

By Raimy


GREAT LAKES GAMES

The Solidarity Games of the Great Lakes Region is at its maiden edition and shall be hosted by the Democratic Republic of Congo in Kinshasa come August 2023. These games will rally military athletes from about 30 Countries and will include over 9 discipline. The Chief Delegates of the Democratic Republic of Congo said during the BOD Meeting in Yaounde that Kinshasa is ready to receive these games and a delegation of the OSMA executive is expected in Kinshasa in march for the inspection of the sporting infrastructure ahead of the games

By Raimy


79TH CISM General Assembly

Tanzania to host the 79 CISM General Assembly Next Year

By Raimy


THE AFRICAN UNION TECHNICAL COMMISION ON SPORTS FOR DEVELOPMENT

OSMA was admitted into the African Union Sports Council during the Ministers of Sports Conference which held in Addis Abeba – Ethiopia in 2011. Since then OSMA is a privileged member of the Technical Committee on Sports For Development. From the 11 to 12 September 2023 OSMA participated in the Technical Committee on Sports for Developments meeting which was attended by more than 15 stakeholders promoting sports and development of sports around the continent.The Meeting was chaired by the coordinatior of the African Union Sports Commission whose headquarters in Yaounde. Discussions were focused on two themes. Sports Development Agenda for 2063 and Sports for Development Agenda 2063

By Raimy


7th OSMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

The Cameroun delegation to CISM/OSMA will be organising the 7th OSMA Board of Directors Meeting in Yaounde - Cameroon from the 14th to 20th of October 2023. About 20 Member countries will attend this meeting whose Invitation files have already been sent to participants. Preparations are beefing up for a warm and memorable reception of guests to this very important statutory Rendez-vous of the OSMA Calendar of Activities

By Shey


CAMBOXE TO BE HOSTED BY MOROCCO

The African Military Boxing Championship (CAMBOXE) will be hosted by the Moroccan Delegation to OSMA in the 1st quarter of 2024. This comes as a result of the constant negotiations carried between member nations and the OSMA President and the SG during their curtersey visits to diplomatic representations and the working visits to member countries. Since the last General Assembly which took please in Freetown-Sierra Leone, The OSMA Secretary General was tasked with the mission of making talks with the member nations in view hosting one of OSMA events. So far this initiative has been yielding fruits as we look forward to organise many events in the coming years

By Raimy


AFRICAN CONTINENTAL MEETING

Tanzania organised the 79th CISM General Assembly and Congress in Dar es Salaam from the 12th to 19th May 2024, with over 80 member countries from around the group attending. The Assembly recorder a tremendous success and uplifted the honour of Africa as this is the most successful event organised on the African soil. The Continental meeting on the sideline of the 79th General Assembly and Congress was chaired by the current President Major General Maikano Abdullahi, and was ably assisted by the Secretary General Captain de Frégate DJENDOLA Pierre. The mandate of the President was renewed in Abuja by the a unanimous acclamation of the Delegates present. Amongst the resolutions taken in this meeting were, the confirmation of Major General Maikano Abdullahi as the CISM Vice-President for Africa, the election of Colonel Sisoko from Mali as CISM African Board of Directors member and the co-optation of General Nyowani from Zimbabwe as CISM African BOD Member for one year pending elections. The major activity on the calendar of activities this year be the 2nd African Military Games AMGA 2024 in Abuja. All is set to receive 54 African nations in Abuja come November for this sporting jamboree. .


The 8th OSMA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The Organization of Military Sports in Africa (OSMA) held its 8th General Assembly in Abuja – Nigeria From the 24th February to 3rd March 2024. The Nigerian Delegation to OSMA successfully hosted the working sessions of the 8th OSMA General Assembly under the High Patronage of His Excellency Mr. BOLA Ahmed Tinubu, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Local Organising Committee under the able leadership of the Nigerian Chief Delegate Air Vice Marshall AT Marquis spared no effort to render the stay of the entire OSMA Delegations a memorable one with the introduction of the Novelty Football match between Team OSMA and Team CDS which trilled the public and procured much fun amongst the delegations present. What stands out clear of this OSMA statutory meeting was that its beats all records of OSMA Assembly attendance with more the 27 Countries present. Fruitful resolutions were taken inorder to foster the activities of OSMA with the re-election of Major General Abdullahi Maikano as the OSMA President and CISM Vice President for Africa being prominent. In attendance were various officials of the Nigerian Ministry of Defense, including the Minister of Defense Hon. Dr. Muhammed Bello Matawalle and Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff General CG Musa, ambassadors, Chief delegates and delegates from 27 member states which are Nigeria, South Sudan, Congo Brazzaville, Congo Kinshasa, Eritrea, Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Chad, Bulkina Faso, South Africa, Botswana, Guinea Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Mauritania, Tunisia, Algeria, Mali, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Morocco and Ghana. Also CISM President Col Nilton Rolim ( Brazil, CISM Secretary General Navy Captain Roberto Recchia ( Italy), CISM /OSMA Ambassador Col Mamby Koita ( Guinea), OSMA Secretary General Lt Col Pierre Djendola were in attendance of this special occasion. During the Closing Ceremony Colonel Bakari who is the Director of the Military World Games, the African Liaison Officer, and the Tanzanian Representative at the Secretariat of the International Military Sports Council (CISM) and a host of other Nigerian Dignitaries were conferred the OSMA Order of Merit award for their distinctive contribution and valuable efforts in spreading military diplomacy in their various domains. Chief Delegates and delegates go with a satisfied and grateful sentiment as they were given unparalleled and unprecedented hospitality and In Abuja .







CAMBOXE 2024

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The Moroccan Delegation has confirmed the organisation of the 6th CAMBOXE in Rabat by 2024

GREAT LAKES GAMES

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The Maiden Edition of the Games will be held in August 2024 in Kinshasa

AFRICAN MILITARY GAMES

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The African Military Games are scheduled for Abuja-Nigeria in 2024, which is expected to welcome about 500 Athletes from 40 African Countries.

THE 9TH OSMA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

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The 9th General Assembly of OSMA is scheduled for Juba, South Sudan in 2006