The Sunday Mail
SEASONED administrator and Zimpapers board chairman Tommy Sithole has been appointed as president of the Africa Esports Development Federation.
Sithole’s appointment, together with that Nigeria’s Sayo Owolabi as secretary-general, is part of the Global Esports Federation’s (GEF) approved establishment of continental Esports Development Federations.
These are aimed at strengthening GEF’s commitment to the sustainable development of esports communities around the world.
Through the Esports Development Federations, the GEF will provide the resources, education and support to deliver on its mission of being in service to the esports community, everywhere.
The Africa Esports Development Federation and the Pan Am Esports Development Federation were established to convene and support the development, education and growth of the esports community in their respective continents.
“As the convening platform for the world’s esports community, we recognize the Global Esports Federation’s capability to assist developing parts of the world to accelerate inclusion for all, and to shape the future of esports.
“We are grateful to our colleagues for accepting to lead the Development Federations as we create a stronger #worldconnected community together,” said Chris Chan, GEF President
Among the other appointments were the likes of Argentina’s Mario Cilenti and Melita N. Moore (USA) who are now president and vice of the Pan Am Esports Development Federation, respectively.
The Dominican Republic’s Yaqui Núñez del Risco Mejía was appointed as secretary-general of the Pan Am Esports Development Federation.