The Asaba leg of the ongoing African tour meet which will be used to test run the facilities and equipment meant for the 21st African Senior Athletics Championships is going on as scheduled it has been confirmed.
In a statement issued by Olukayode Thomas, Head of Media and Publicity for CAA Asaba 2018 quoting the LOC chairman, Solomon Ogba, he urged the public, athletes and other stake holders to disregard insinuations that
the meet has been moved to Saturday, July 21 or any other date.
Mr. Thomas reiterated that the July 18 meet has been strategically penciled down to effectively test run the new world-class facilities in place at the Stephen Keshi Stadium.
According to him, the LOC are working towards perfecting all that is needed before the August 1-5 African Championship with the African tour meet.
“There is no form of postponement, the African tour will take place on July 18 as we have earlier announced,” he stated while adding that a couple of African countries have confirmed their participation in the one-day meet.
Indeed, many are eager to have a glimpse of what to expect at the 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships and the July 18 meet will serve some as the newly laid nine-lane track and other equipment acquired by the Delta State government will be put to use for the one-day meet.
Already the CAA inspection team as well as the Minister for Youth and Sports Solomon Dalung have thumped up the Delta State governor and the LOC for CAA Asaba 2018 for the excellent work done at the Stephen Keshi stadium.
There is a consensus among all that the facilities now on the ground at the Stephen Keshi Stadium is not only good enough for the African championships but of high standards to even host the IAAF World Championships.