The dream of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the Asaba 2018 CAA African Senior Athletics Championships to organize a championship where the host city, Asaba, and Delta State Government will not have to bear hundred percent of the costs has started yielding fruits.

In a statement signed by Head Media and Publicity of the LOC, Asaba 2018 CAA African Senior Athletics Championships, Olukayode Thomas, the deal was brokered by Bukola Olopade, the Chief Executive Officer of Nilayo Sports Management Limited.

GAC Motors, one of China’s largest automakers, is backing the championships with a sponsorship deal worth N800 million.

The company is the championships’ Official Consultant and Marketer.

Olopade, who is also a member of the LOC, revealed that GAC Motors is the first sponsor to back the Asaba CAA African Senior Championships slated for next summer.

“Once the management of GAC Motors realized that the main beneficiary of the championships will be youths from Nigeria and other parts of Africa, they quickly keyed into it and they are giving support worth N800m. This is massive. They are the first organization to back the project. This is a sign that we will be able to fulfill our promise that we will have championships whose cost will not be borne by the host city and Delta State Government alone but also by Corporate Nigeria,” said Olopade.

Olopade urged other members of Corporate Nigeria to emulate GAC Motors and back the Asaba 2018 Championships.