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.
By Shey Raimy
The 5th African Military Boxing Championship (CAMBOXE) took place in the City of Algiers in Algeria from the 3rd to the 9th October 2018. The opening ceremony was held on 4th of October 2018 was a colorful event and was chaired by the Senior officer incharge of the Department of employment Preparation of Defense Staff of the National Popular Army representing on the this occasion the Vice-Minister of National Defense and Chief of Defense Staff of the National Popular Army in the beautiful Multisport stadium at the Athlete Hotel in Algiers.
The OSMA Secretary General speaking on behalf of the OSMA President who was absent thanked the delegations for the enormous sacrifices made to participate in this continental sporting event one of the most important discipline OSMA calendar of activities. He called on the athletes to exercise the spirit of fair-play in order to promote the prime objectives of OSMA which is promoting friendship amongst the African Armed Forces through sports which is hope eventually will contribute to the effort of peace building in Africa and the rest of the world.
The competitions started later in the afternoon of the 4th and went through to the 9th October. The closing ceremony which took place within the arena of the multisport stadium, saw the Algerian overwhelmingly wining all the gold medals becoming the undisputed champions of the 5th Edition of the African Military Boxing Championship in Algeria. The second position was occupied by Kenya and closely followed by Tunisia.
This edition of CAMBOXE entered into history as one of the most participated championship and also worth of notice was the high level of organizational skill portrayed by Algeria through the organizing committee. Athletes were treated a high standard accommodation facilities and a wonderful Algerian dishes as concerns nutrition which only demonstrated the unparalleled Algerian hospitality. The venue of the next edition is yet to be determined
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