Former Angolan athlete Faia joins African Judo Union

  • Former judo athlete Antónia de Fátima Moreira ´Faia`
Luanda – The former Angolan international Antónia de Fátima “Faia” has been elected deputy director of education and training for the African Judo Union (AJU).

This was during a Congress of this continental institution held on Tuesday in Dakar, Senegal.

The event confirmed the AJU steering committee, which includes Faia, for the period 2021/24 headed by presidents Randriana Solon Siteny (Madagascar) and Queen Shadrack (Kenya).

The national and African champion plays the role of coach in the country and her work, coupled with her career as a fighter, deserved the trust of the new president, the Malagasy Thierry Siteny.

In the African institution,  Faia will assist Raguib Faissal, from Djibouti, in the implementation of the organ's programmes.

In addition to training, the 35-year-old Angolan also competes Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

She won, among various championships,  the African in South Africa in 2005 and in Mauritius in 2014.

Faia also grabbed gold medals at the African Games in Maputo (2011) and Lusophony Games in Goa, India ( 2014).

She participated in three world championships, reaching the quarter-finals in her debut in Japan in 2003.

Check the list containing the names of AJU steering committee:

Randriana Solon Siteny - President (Madagascar), Queen Shadrack - President (Kenya), Mohamed Meridja - Vice President (Algeria), Foloko Alfred-2nd Vice President (Zambia), Estony Hatting - Secretary General (South Africa) and Chafik Elkettani - Treasurer (Morocco).

The list includes, Alain Kingué – Head  Sports Director (Cameroon), Youssouf Abdouramane - Sports Director (Niger), Abakar Ngom – Director of Arbitration (Senegal), Anwar Khaled - Director of Arbitration (Egypt), Raguib Faissal - Director of Education and Head Coaching (Djibouti) and Josian Valério - Communication Director (Mauritius Islands).

This was during a Congress of this continental institution held on Tuesday in Dakar, Senegal.

The event confirmed the AJU steering committee, which includes Faia, for the period 2021/24 headed by presidents Randriana Solon Siteny (Madagascar) and Queen Shadrack (Kenya).

The national and African champion plays the role of coach in the country and her work, coupled with her career as a fighter, deserved the trust of the new president, the Malagasy Thierry Siteny.

In the African institution,  Faia will assist Raguib Faissal, from Djibouti, in the implementation of the organ's programmes.

In addition to training, the 35-year-old Angolan also competes Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

She won, among various championships,  the African in South Africa in 2005 and in Mauritius in 2014.

Faia also grabbed gold medals at the African Games in Maputo (2011) and Lusophony Games in Goa, India ( 2014).

She participated in three world championships, reaching the quarter-finals in her debut in Japan in 2003.

Check the list containing the names of AJU steering committee:

Randriana Solon Siteny - President (Madagascar), Queen Shadrack - President (Kenya), Mohamed Meridja - Vice President (Algeria), Foloko Alfred-2nd Vice President (Zambia), Estony Hatting - Secretary General (South Africa) and Chafik Elkettani - Treasurer (Morocco).

The list includes, Alain Kingué – Head  Sports Director (Cameroon), Youssouf Abdouramane - Sports Director (Niger), Abakar Ngom – Director of Arbitration (Senegal), Anwar Khaled - Director of Arbitration (Egypt), Raguib Faissal - Director of Education and Head Coaching (Djibouti) and Josian Valério - Communication Director (Mauritius Islands).