AFED’S DOWN THE MEMORY LANE

THE COMMUNITY SPORTS LEGENDS (Part 3)

MOHAMED NATHOO

If the communal services of the grandfather, Ali Nathoo, remain unparalleled in the history of Zanzibar, the contributions of the grandson, Mohamed Nathoo, remains unequalled in the history of Union Sports Club (USC). The day in 1973, when he lifted Upanga Sports Club dependable baller Pranlal Divecha for a six clinching Union the league championship after a lapse of 19 years, Mohamed has proceeded all along the decade carrying Union’s flag aloft amidst rough passages and critical moments.
 
Born on 11th February, 1946 in Zanzibar, Mohamed is a well built athlete and a pleasant personality. His attracts high respect from his contemporaries, and cricket fans.

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The Africa Federation (AFED) in collaboration with the World Federation (WF) conducted a Leadership Development Program (LDP) in Nairobi – Kenya hosted by Nairobi Jamaat (SAAJ) from 25th to 28th November 2016. Seven facilitators from AFED and WF CBG were involved in this program, they were; Dr. Akber Mohamedali and Maria Pattinson from London, Shabbirhussein Khalfan, Mumtaz Ladak, Shama Dewji from Tanzania, Neelam Jiwa and Tahera Shivji from Kenya.

The program attracted 25 participants from several Jamaats of Africa Federation, which for the first time included the leadership of the Jamaat.

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Group Photograph of Facilitators, Camp Lead and Mentors


The Africa Federation Youth Network (AYN) in collaboration with the Africa Federation Capacity Building Group (CBG) and the admin team of the AFED Girls Youth Camp Lead Mrs. Fatim Sadick Somji organised a Mentor Development Programme which was held on the 3
rd & 4th of December 2016, in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, at the KSIJ Dar-es-Salaam Ladies’ Imambargah.

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AFED’S DOWN THE MEMORY LANE
THE COMMUNITY SPORTS LEGENDS (Part 2)

Noorali  Jessa

He was a prolific batsman with vast potential. He captained the Ithnasheri Gymkhana for several years played for Zanzibar XI and led his side on many occasions.  It was under his captaincy that Zanzibar won the Pardhan Ladha Shield for the first time in 1951 against formidable Dar es Salaam XI. Mr. Noorali Jessa was essentially a dependable opening bat and executed his strokes, especially his latecuts, with admirable ability. He was sound wicket keeper too. Those with rich memory will not hesitate to pay tribute to his contributions.

His cricket career started at the tender age of 16 when he played for ‘A’ division. He passed away in Mombasa in 1969 bat in hand.

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Ref: PR/AF/2016/17                                              



The 15th Africa Federation Sports Festival dubbed "AFED Uhuru Mini Sports Festival" successfully concluded in Morogoro, Tanzania during the long weekend of 9th to 12th December 2016 (Tanzania and Kenya Independence Days holidays, respectively).
 
120 players from 15 participating teams from Dar-es-Salaam, Mombasa, Morogoro, Mwanza, Songea and Tanga converged in Morogoro for the Sports Festival which consisted of Football and Volleyball, the two most popular sports in our community.
 
A short Opening Ceremony was held on Friday 9th December 2016 night prior to the commencement of games which were played till Sunday night. The AFED Hon Assistant Secretary, Br. Alihassan Kassam represented AFED at the Opening function.

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Ref: PR/AF/2016/16                                                  



The Chairman of Africa Federation Alhaj Shabir Najafi on a visit to Dar-es-Salaam from Tuesday 20th November to Friday 23rd November 2016 took the opportunity to meet with the Dar-es-Salaam based Nominated and Elected Councillors and the Africa Federation Boards Chairmen.
 
The Councillors meeting was held on Thursday 24th November 2016 at 9.00 p.m. at the Tabligh Auditorium and was attended by the AFED Office Bearers, Trustees, Dsm Jamaat President Alhaj Azim Dewji, AFED nominated and elected Councillors.
 
AFED Chairman Shabir Najafi spoke on the roles of the Councilors who are representatives of their respective Jamaats to the Africa Federation, he clarified that though they are elected by their Jamaats they form part of the Africa Federation Supreme Council and have duties to perform as per Clause 22a of the AFED Constitution.

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Circular No: JMT/42/16                                               



Under the provisions of the Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa Constitution, Clause 21 (d), the Chairman, Alhaj Shabir Najafi has the pleasure to appoint Alhaj Navazaly Rossanaly Molou of Madagascar as a Nominated Councillor of Africa Federation for the term 2016-2019.
 
Alhaj Navazaly is the immediate past Chairman of Conseil Regional Des Khojas Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamates De L’Ocean Indien (CROI) and the Vice Chairman of the Africa Federation from CROI. On 9th December, 2016, he handed over the Chairmanship to Sheikh Haniphe Akbaraly who was elected CROI Chairman for the term 2016 – 2019.
 
Navazaly bhai has been designated a position of International Relations. In the present environment, it is of great importance for an Institution like ours to have talented, experienced and dedicated person in such a position to enhance relationships etc.

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CIRCULAR NO: AF/41/16                                               



The Secretariat is pleased to announce the appointment of Sheikh Haniphe Akbaraly as the Vice Chairman of the Africa Federation from Conseil Regional Des Khojas Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamates De L’ocean Indien (CROI) for the term 2016 – 2019.
 
This is as per Clause 15 (b) of the Constitution of the Africa Federation which states:
The Vice Chairman from a Territorial Council shall be its Chairman whose term shall be concurrent with that of the term of the Chairman of the individual Territorial Council and shall be declared at the session of the Conference, and he shall also be one of the office bearers of the Federation.

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AFED’S DOWN THE MEMORY LANE
THE COMMUNITY SPORTS LEGENDS (Part 1)

Akber Gulamhussein (Fondly known as Aku)
 
Once in Zanzibar in 1952 Ithnasheri Gymkhana ‘A’ lost to Arabs in a cricket game in which a young lad was left out from team ‘A’ and made to play for team ‘B’. The young lad took shelter under a tree and wept profusely.

Ironically the same Arabs side lost their next game against the Ithnasheri Gymkhana team ‘B’ side and were bowled out cheaply by that lad who took 8 wickets. The lad was Akber Gulamhussein.

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