Asaba 2018: Top CAA Officials Set For Crucial Visit
Whether Nigeria will remain as hosts for the 21st African Senior Athletics Championships planned for Asaba, Delta State will be clearer this weekend when top officials of the Confederation of Africa Athletics, CAA come visiting.
The CAA delegation are to inspect and evaluate the facilities being put in place to host Africa's biggest 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 issued by the Head of Media and Publicity for Asaba 2018, Olukayode Thomas, he said the CAA officials is coming to town to have firsthand information, progress report and conduct an assessment tour.
“Yes, the CAA officials will be coming in this weekend to see the level of work that has been done, they will be going around and also have meetings with top Delta State officials.” He said.
Thomas revealed that the CAA delegation will be officially welcomed to Nigeria by the Local Organising Committee, LOC Chairman, Solomon Ogba.
Mr Ogba says world class facilities meant for the African championships will be on ground way before the deadline given.
The Delta State government is leaving no stone upturned 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 more entries are still being expected.