Kenya's Watta elected World Sports Press Vice President

Kenya's Watta elected World Sports Press Vice President

Kenya's Evelyne Watta has been elected Vice President of  The International Sports Press Association ( AIPS).

Watta, who  serves as the  treasurer of Sports Journalist Association of Kenya (SJACK), garnered 90 votes from the 96 countries that voted on Friday in Pyeong Chang, South Korea, this being the highest (90.8%) of all votes gathered by a single person during the elections.

Watta previously served as a board member and Secretary General of the same body  and will now become the first Kenyan journalist to hold such a high position at a world sports body.

Watta previously worked at NTV as a sports news reporter and later also worked as a pioneer senior writer and sub editor at

The new executive committee: 

Gianni Merlo (President) Italy

Esat Yilmaer (First Vice President)

Turkey Jura Ozmec (Treasurer) Croatia

Vice Presidents:

Evelyn Watta (Kenya)

Daras Ioannis (Greece)

Hiji Ali Mohammed (Qatar)

Nikolai Dolgopolov (Russia)



Josef Langer (Austria)

Dattoli Vicente (Brazil)

Jean Paul Savart (France)

Csisztu Zsusza (Hungary)

Ahmadi Seyed Abdolhamid(Iran)

Hiroshi Takeuchi (Japan)

Emmanuel Fantaneanu (Romania)

Isa Ahmad Khawari (Malaysia)

Morad Moutaouakkil (Morocco)

Jose Zidar (Slovenia)

Antonio Prieto Juan(Spain)

Hee-Don Jung (South Korea)

Ernesto Ortiz Gomez (Uruguay)

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