AUSC Region 5 postpones RASA Awards

By Zbc Reporter
The Regional Annual Sports awards which were set to be held in Swaziland next month have been postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The new RASA Awards date to be announced in due course
The annual RASA awards which honour athletes, technical officials and administrators that would have excelled in the region is another of several events shelved owing to the corona pandemic.
With many nations across the continent on lockdowns to prevent the spread of COVID-19, African Union Sports council Region 5 chief executive officer Stanley Mutoya says postponing the event was the only viable option.
“We have had to postpone the event which was supposed to be held on the 23rd of may. All events which we had lined up for the first half of the year have had to be shelved and we will announce revised dates in due course. It’s unfortunate but there is nothing we could do about a situation which is persisting everywhere, we can only hope the Corona pandemic ends soon” says Mutoya.
If the corona virus situation subsides, the Regional Annual Sports Awards could be held later in the year. If held this year’s awards ceremony would be the 5th edition of an event which recognizes top performers on the sporting front.
The African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region 5 is one of the five Regions entrusted with the responsibility to develop sport under the African Union.
The council is composed of members namely: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.