In a move designed to highlight their commitment to esports growth in Africa, the World Esports Consortium (WESCO) has announced the appointments of Kwesi Hayford and Emmanuel Oyelakin to lead the Africa Advisory Board.
Emmanuel Oyelakin will assume the role as president with Kwesi Hayford taking on the executive secretary role , Africa Advisory Board.
The appointments are in line with WESCO’s 2020 strategy of a social inclusion program entitled “Changing the People, Changing the World” as well as the consortium’s esports educational program “Ambassadors of Esports”.
WESCO plans to roll out the two programs globally starting with 5 countries in Africa, 4 in America, 3 in Europe and 2 in the Middle-East.
Kwesi Hayford who is the also the president of Esports Ghana voiced is excitement at the appointment on social media saying:
This is definitely an Esports for Development, Change, and Transformation where grassroots matters. I humbly take this role to serve the Africa Continent together with my Africa Regional President @Emmanuel of Nigeria Esports. Together we hope to champion the course of Esports development with support from the global president Daniel CossiKwesi Hayford
WESCO is a Brazilian non-for-profit create to improve electronic sports constantly and promote it globally in the light of its unifying, educational, cultural and humanitarian values, particularly through youth and development programmes.