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.


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OSMA SG RECIEVED IN AUDIENCE BY HIS EXCELLENCY THE AMBASSADOR THE REPUBLIC OF EQUATORIAL GUINEA

The OSMA Executive is in negotiations with the High Military and Political Authorities of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea for a possible organization of the African Military Football Cup Tournament (CAMFOOT) in Malabo. It is in this wise that the Secretary General of OSMA paid a curtesy visit to the Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea in Yaounde on Tuesday 11 December 2018. Top on the agenda was the composition of a delegation in view of visiting the High Military Authorities to set out the modalities for this game and to slate a date in 2020 or 2021.

By Shey Raimy


COURTESY VISIT OF OSMA SG TO THE CHADIAN EMBASSY IN YAOUNDE-CAMEROON

In application of the resolutions taken by the Board members during the 6th OSMA Board of Directors Meeting in Dakar Senegal, The Secretary General of OSMA, Lieutenant-Colonel DJENDOLA Pierre was received in audience by The Chadian Ambassador to Cameroon on Thursday, December 6th 2018 in Yaounde. The Secretary General was bearer of a correspondence addressed to the Ministry of Defense of Chad to lobby for the possible organization of the next OSMA Board of Directors Meeting in DJAMENA Chad by 2020. His Excellency the Ambassador of Chad promised to convey the parcel with promptitude and express confidence that it will receive a favorable note.

By Raimy


ALGERIA CHAMPIONS OF THE 5th CAMBOXE IN ALGIERS 2018

The 5th African Military Championship which just ended in Algeria saw the Algeria overwhelmingly grabbing all the gold medals, asserting themselves as the undisputed Champions of this 2018 edition

By Raimy


BOXING LEVEL I STAR REFEREE AND JUDGES COURSE IN NAIROBI KENYA 9TH TO 22 DECEMBER

The Kenyan delegation in collaboration with CISM is organising a Boxing level 1 Star Referee and Judges Course in Kenya Nairobi for the 9th to the 22nd December 2018. 16 Places are available for the trainees. It should be noted that nutrition and accommodation are at the expense of the hosting delegation. Final entry for participants are still awaited by the Kenyan Delegation

By Raimy


58th WORLD MILITARY CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP Luanda, Angola

The CISM Angolan Delegation is organising the 58th World Cross-country Championship from the 8th-13th of November 2018 in Luanda Angola. Athletics are expected from all over the world and a strong African participation was recommended at the 6th OSMA Board of Directors meeting in Dakar Senegal.

By Raimy


THE 6th OSMA GENERAL ASSEMBLY MARRAKECH - MARCH 2019

The 6th General Assembly of the Organization of Military Sports in Africa (OSMA) was held in Marrakech, Morocco from 3rd to 10th March, 2019 under the patronage of His Majesty, King Mohammed VI, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Armed Forces of Morocco. The opening ceremony was chaired by the Army General Abdelfettah LOURAK, Inspector General of the Royal Armed Forces. It was graced by top political and military authorities and a good number of special guest. Brigadier General KATIRIMA Manoni Phinehas (Uganda), the official representative of the OSMA President presided over the working sessions of the meeting. The Chiefs of delegation and delegates from 27 member countries took part in the deliberations Also present at this General Assembly was the CISM President Colonel Hervé PICCIRILLO, the CISM Secretary General Colonel DORAH MAMBY KOITA and a host of african members in the CISM Board of Directors. This 6th Edition of the OSMA statutary meeting was a very successful event on the calendar of activities this year. It saw the election of Brigadier General KATIRIMA MANONI Phinehas of Uganda as the New OSMA Vice-President. On the organisational grounds, Morocco set a land mark as participants were treated to the legendary and high African hospitality in Marrakesh with Courtesy of His Majesty King MOHAMMED VI of Morocco. Delegates were lodged in at Atlas Medina Spa, a 5 star hotel and nourished for free, making the 8 days stay in Morocco one of the most memorable. The Final Communiqué of this meeting was handed to all delegates and sent to all delegations by mail.


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SG OSMA Received in Audience at the Equatorial Guinée Embassy in Yaounde

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Military Crosscountry Race will be organised in Luanda-Angola from November 8th to 12th 2018.

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The Kenyan delegation in colaboration witn the CISM secretariat is organising the Boxing Level I Star Referee and Judges Course from 9th December– 22nd December 2018 in Nairobi. .

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King Mohammed VI of Morocco has given his high accord for the hosting the OSMA General Assembly by Marche 2019.

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