The Minister for Youth and Sports Solomon Dalung has pledged that the Federal Government will offer support to Delta state government to ensure that Asaba hosts a world class championship in August.

According to the minister, the gains of hosting the African Senior Athletics Championships is not limited to Delta State hence the Federal government will lend support in anyway it can.

Dalung on Thursday paid a visit to the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba where the 21st African Champs will be holding from August 1-5.

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The minister, who was shown facilities around the edifice by the chairman of the local organizing committee, LOC for CAA Asaba 2018 Solomon Ogba as, expressed delight at the quality of work done.

In a statement issued by Olukayode Thomas, CAA Asaba 2018 Head of Media and Publicity, Dalung said the facilities put in place at the Stephen Keshi Stadium are not just good enough for the African championships but they are capable of even hosting the IAAF World Championships.

The Minister admitted that a lot of work has been done since his last visit and he thanked Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for leaving another legacy in sports.

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