President, Confederation of African Athletics, to visit Nigeria

Lagos, March 18, 2017 (TNE): The President, Confederation of African Athletics (CAA), Hamad Kalkaba, is expected in Nigeria on Monday on a three-day visit to discuss the country’s hosting of the African Senior Athletics Championships.

Kalkaba will be received by Habu Gumel, the President, Nigeria Olympics Committee (NOC) and Solomon Ogba, President of the Athletics Federations of Nigeria (AFN), as well as other other sports dignitaries.

On arrival in Lagos, he is scheduled to meet with the NOC president before proceeding to Asaba, Delta State, a statement by Olukayode Thomas, AFN’s Head of Communications and Media, stated on Saturday in Lagos.

“Kalkaba will also meet with Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on the hosting of the 2018 championships in the state.

“His next visit will be Port Harcourt where he will inspect the High-Performance Centre.

“The CAA President will also meet with the centre’s Director, Ken Anugweje and other AFN officials on how to move the centre forward,” the statement said.

“The African Athletics Championships is a continental competition organised by CAA and the last edition was held in Durban, South Africa in 2016.

This is the second time Nigeria will be hosting the event since 1989.

Delta which is widely regarded as the home of athletics in Nigeria and beyond, will again be showcasing itself to the world with the planned hosting of the 21st Championships. (TNE)

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