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Tennis Fatime Kanté nominated as Cat’s women in sport commission | 21 March 2020

Tennis     Fatime Kanté nominated as Cat’s women in sport commission

STA president Kanté

Seychellois Fatime Kanté has been nominated as a member of the Confederation of African Tennis’ women in sport commission for the years 2020 and 2021.

The executive committee of the Confederation of African Tennis (Cat) took the decision during its meeting held in Tunis, Tunisia on January 25, 2020.

According to Cat president Tarak Cherif, the nomination of Ms Kanté and other members to the commission was based on the information received by the Cat and its executive committee which is convinced that the skills, experience and passion of all the nominated members will help the Cat to reach its objectives outlined in its future development plan.

The Cat women in sport commission is chaired by Salma Mouelhi-Guizani of Tunisia and the members are Rashika Aboushousha (Egypt), Sallah Adjoa (Togo), Aida Baira (Algeria), Philippina Frimpong (Ghana), Fatime Kanté (Seychelles) and Wanjiru Mbugua Karani (Kenya).

Speaking to Sports NATION, Seychelles Tennis Association (STA) president Kanté said:

“When I was elected as the STA president in March 2019, one of my biggest fights was to continue the campaign that I had started when I was the secretary general of the association that is to make tennis accessible to all and give both gender equal opportunity.

“When you give kids access to a sport they love, they can better express themselves in many ways.”

A member of the Seychelles Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association (Socga) executive committee, Ms Kanté added: “I was appointed to serve the ITF (International Tennis Federation) gender equality committee, and now serving for the African continent – Our continent – is another great achievement. I was not expecting it to happen in only a year. I really thank the selection committee for believing in me. I want to see more girls and boys, new names and more champions in Africa shine in their country, in Africa and on the Pro tour.

“As long as I get the opportunity to help, I will keep fighting for the junior and senior players in Seychelles and Africa to practice this amazing sport.”


Gerard Govinden

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