The Vice President of the Confederation of African Athletics, CAA, Gungaram Vivian and the other visiting officials from the continent’s athletics governing body have expressed deep satisfaction at what the Delta State government and the Local Organizing have put in place for the 21st African Senior Athletics Championships.
Gungaram during his second inspection of the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Monday said the facilities already on the ground in Asaba are not just good enough to host the CAA African championship but are also good to host the IAAF World Championships.
“What has been put in place here is not just good for the CAA standard, but good enough for the IAAF, you can organize a World Championships with this equipment,” he stated.
The leader of the CAA inspection team said he was very happy that so much has changed from the last time he came to inspect till now and he was unequivocal that Asaba would be ready to host the rest of Africa in no distant time.
“This is my second visit for inspection, and after going around the facilities, I can see there has been a lot of work done compared to the last time I visited, things have moved very fast, even some of the things not initially on the plans were cropping up like the warm-up track, which will be good for the athletes training.
“I am sure it will be ready latest by July 18 for the African tour which will be a dress rehearsal for the main championships in August.” He stated.
On his part, the Local Organising Committee Chairman, Solomon Ogba said they are happy all is on track and the promise to hold the best African Championships ever remains on course.