Mali Sports Press United Under One Association

BAMAKO, March 26, 2018 – From now on, there is only one governing body for sports journalists in Mali. This decision was taken following the work of the unitary congress held on Saturday March 24, 2018 at the Sports Salamatou Palace MAIGA of Bamako headed by the minister of sports Mr. Jean Claude Sidibé and the presence of many sports presses and officials of national sports federations.

Following the mediation of Habibi Sissoko, president of the Malian Olympic Committee, the Sports Journalists Association of Mali (AJSM) and the Sports Journalists Union of Mali (UJSMA), signed on February 3rd, the protocol of reconciliation and reunification of the Malian sports press.

150 delegates from all over Mali Oumar Baba Traore as President, Baba Cissouma as first vice-president and Suaka Doumbia as Secretary General.

During the work of the congress, the minister of sports promised AJSM to be trained in the following weeks. As for the mediator Habibi Sissoko, AJSM is a strategic partner of the Malian Olympic Committee and sports in the country.

The reunified Malian sports press

Henceforth, there is only one association of sports journalists in Mali, and this following the work of the unitary congress held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Palais des Sports Salamatou MAIGA of Bamako under the presidency of the minister of sports Jean Claude SIDIBÉ and in the presence of several deans of the sports press and the heads of the national sports federations.

Following the mediation undertaken by Habib Sissoko, president of the National Olympic and Sports Committee of Mali, associations AJSM (Association of Sports Journalists of Mali) and UJSMA (Union of Sports Journalists of Mali) signed on February 3, the protocol of reconciliation and reunification of the Malian sports press. 150 delegates from all regions of Mali and the capital, looked at the protocol to elect at the end of the work a national executive office of 21 members for a term of 4 years chaired by Oumar Baba TRAORE with Baba CISSOUMA as 1st Vice President and Siaka DOUMBIA as Secretary General. During the work, the Minister of Sport promised to the AJSM training in the coming weeks. As for the mediator Habib SISSOKO, he urged journalists to reinforce this dynamic of reconciliation and reunification. In turn, he promised to work with the AJSM which, according to him, is a strategic partner for the Olympic Committee and for the Malian sport.

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