File photo: Okagbare shortly after a race
]Top African athletes will be inducted will be inducted into the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) Hall of Fame as a build to the 2018 African Athletics Championships in Asaba, Delta State.
The event, organized by CAA and Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency is slated for 5pm on July 31, 2018 at the Event Center, Asaba. The State Governor His Excellency Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, IAAF President Sebastian Coe, CAA President and members of his executive committee, top government officials at Federal and State level, diplomats and the LOC led by its Chairman Solomon Ogba will graced the occasion.
Some of the inductees include Blessing Okagbare Ighoteghonor and other members of Team Nigeria’s 4×200 quartet that won gold at the 2016 IAAF World Relay in Bahamas, Olusoji Fasuba and Tosin Oke
Others include Olympics and World Champion Tirunesh Dibaba and Mesert Defar Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia.
South Africa duo of Caster Semanya and Wayde van Nieckert both Olympics and World Champions will be inducted. Also on the list are Kenyan trio of Vivian Cherivyot, the king of 800m David Rudisha and Ezekiel Kemboi.
Meanwhile the Security subcommittee for the 21st African Senior Athletics Championships has begun background and security checks on volunteers that have indicated interest to be part of CAA Asaba 2018.
The Security Chief for CAA Asaba 2018, Navy Commodore Omatseye Nesiama (Rtd) revealed that over 3000 individuals were present to undergo the preliminary stage of the screening process on Monday.