Top officials of the Confederation of Africa Athletics, CAA will this weekend visit Asaba, Delta state to inspect and evaluate the facilities being put in place to host the 21st African Senior Athletics Championships.
Those expected in Asaba for the fact-finding mission include Lamine Faty – Chief Executive Officer of the African Athletics body as well as Gungaram Gerard Vivian who is the Director Technical of the CAA and member IAAF Technical Commission.
In a statement signed by Olukayode Thomas, Head of Media and Publicity for Asaba 2018, he said the CAA officials are coming to town to have firsthand information, progress reports and generally see how prepared Delta State is to host the rest of the African continent.
Thomas revealed that the CAA delegation will be officially welcomed to Nigeria by the Local Organising Committee, LOC Chairman, Solomon Ogba who has assured that all the world-class facilities meant for the African championships will be on the ground way before the deadline given.
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The Delta State government is leaving no stone unturned as they look forward to putting together the best African Senior Athletics Championships ever.
Already over 25 countries have registered almost 1000 athletes for Asaba 2018 and many more entries are still being expected.
The Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta State, will host the Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships from August 1-5.