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Thu. 19 November 2015

Two alumni from NMMU elected to IWBF - Africa

Yoliswa Lumka (South Africa) and Olawale Adebukola Olopade (Nigeria), two alumni from the FIFA/CIES Programme in sport management organised in cooperation with Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), have been elected to key-positions within the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) - Africa.

Yoliswa, a student from the 6th edition, will act as the vice-president of the Southern Region while Olawale, who attended the 5th edition, will represent the Centre Region.

Olawale, who is very proud to have participated in the NMMU/FIFA/CIES Programme, declared: “I am satisfied to have taken classes at NMMU. It allowed me to refresh my knowledge in a very stimulating environment. Wheelchair basketball has made great progresses in my country even if we still need to improve some technical aspects such as coaching, refereeing and facilities.”

Our congratulations to Yoliswa and Olawale. We are proud of you!