The list of countries ready to compete at the 21st African Senior Athletics Championships to be hosted in Asaba, Delta State from August 1-5, 2018 is growing by the day.

Presently, 25 countries have already registered and many more are still expected.

A current breakdown indicates 473 male athletes have already shown their intentions to be part of the championships.

Also, 400 female athletes have registered with 205 accompanying officials all set to hit Asaba for Africa’s flagship athletics competition.

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The likes of South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya are all presenting large squads as they move to consolidate their dominant status on the continent.

Olukayode Thomas, Head of Media and Communication, Asaba 2018, expressed satisfaction at the enthusiasm that has greeted the coming championships.

“We already have 25 countries that have sent in their preliminary roster of athletes, we expect the others to do same very soon as we look forward to a great show in Asaba,” He said.

Aside the large number of athletes, the quality of the already registered athletes indicates Asaba 2018 will become a record breaker in terms of performances.