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Asaba 2018 AAC: Kalkaba lauds Delta gov, LOC

Flags of countries participating are hold as contingents march during the opening of the 21st African Senior Athletics Championships at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State in Midwestern Nigeria, on August 1, 2018.
The five-day biennial African Senior Athletics Championship has got underway at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State in Midwestern Nigerian. / AFP PHOTO /

Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) president,  Malboum Kalkaba on Thursday commended the Delta State Government and the Solomon Ogba-led Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for a job well done saying the good memories of Asaba 2018 will stay with all for a long time to come.

“I am delighted that most of the teams had a safe journey back home. For those still in transit, I pray they arrive safely,” the CAA boss said in an email.

“Asaba 2018 was a great championship, we know the memories of great championships leave long and the good memories of Asaba 2018 will leave for long with us.

“The Delta State Government and the LOC has raised a higher bar in our championship with many innovations like the introduction of Delegation Registration Meeting, prize money, transports subsidy for participating countries and many more, we look forward to have another great

championship in Algeria in 2020”

Kalkaba also thanked the Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa who he described as a good host.

In another message to the LOC, the Technical Director of CAA, Vivian Gungaram also commended the Asaba 2018 Technical Director Yusuf Alli for a job well done.


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