African Athletics Championships: Asaba ready to host Africa in style – Yussuf Alli


The Head Technical for the 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships,
Yussuf Alli has declared that Asaba, Delta State and indeed Nigeria is now
fully ready to host the rest of the Continent in its flagship Track and
Field competition.

In a statement issued by Olukayode Thomas, Head Media, and Publicity for
CAA Asaba 2018, Alli stated that after months of working round the clock
to get things done, Asaba is now fully ready to host Africa’s best

“Yes, we are fully ready to host Africa now, after the recent test event
(African tour) that will held to test run our facilities, we have
corrected the few lapses we saw and now we are good to go,” the former
Africa record holder in the men’s Long Jump event stated.

Alli said he is confident of a good show from the African athletes that
would be on parade; adding that there would be much excitement on and off
the pitch of action.

“I am happy that the participating countries are taking this championship
serious and with the facilities we have put in place, one can only expect
the best of athletics from August 1-5” Alli assured.

During the last inspection exercise of facilities by officials of the
Confederation of African Athletics, CAA, Asaba is deemed not just to have
met the continent’s requirement but it was asserted that the facilities on
the ground can also host a world championship.

South Africa are the defending champions of this biennial athletics
championship and while they are hoping to complete a hat-trick of wins in
Nigeria, they are braced for a tough battle with the likes of Kenya and of
course, hosts Nigeria

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