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CAA Asaba 2018 Fallout: Again CAA commend Alli, LOC

Ten days after its successful completion, the CAA Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships continues to attract good comments, especially from the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA), the sports governing body in Africa. In a message to the Championships Technical Director, Yussuf Alli, also copied to the LOC, Aziz Daouda, of the CAA Technical and Organizational Department,praised the former African …

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Fadekemi Olude Wants To Be Africa’s Best Walk Athlete

Nigeria’s female 20km race-walk national record holder, Fadekemi Olude has declared that she wants to become the best in Africa. Olude, who was reacting to her fourth place rank in Africa after the 21st Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) Championships in Asaba, said that featuring in competitions kept improving her performance. Yanjaleye Beletewmitiku of Ethiopia came first place with a …

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Grace Anigbata Targets More Triple Jump Glory

Asaba 2018 African Athletics Championships female triple jump gold medallist, Grace Anigbata is targeting more glory for Nigeria in her choice event. After shocking the continent at the 21st CAA Championships, Anigbatasaid she would keep on working hard in order to improve and do even better in days ahead. Anigbata, who recorded a personal best of 14.02 metres, reasoned that …

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Kenyan Athlete Dies In Car Accident

Kenyan athlete, Nicholas Bett died Wednesday in a car accident near his home in the western region of his country. The 28-year-old Bett, the father of two-year-old twins, made his name at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing where he surprised the field by taking gold. However, the 2015 world 400 metre hurdles champion, whose twin brother AronKoech is also …

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CAA ASABA 2018: Kalkaba Commends LOC As CAA Director Thanks Alli

The President of Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) 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. In a statement signed by Olukayode Thomas, CAA Asaba 2018 Head of Media …

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CAA Asaba 2018: Ogba condoles with Kenya over death of former world champion

The Local Organizing Committee, LOC for the recently concluded 21st African Senior Athletics Championships, have expressed deep shock at the news of the sudden death of Kenyan athlete, Nicholas Kiplagat Bett. Bett passed away on Wednesday morning, a day after returning from Asaba, Delta State where he and his colleagues did Kenya proud to emerge as the overall champions at …

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Delta Sports Commission says committed to maintaining Stephen Keshi Stadium

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the  22 thousand-capacity stadium hosted over 1,000 athletes from 52 countries that took part in the five-day event. The Delta Sports Commission says it has put measures in place to maintain and sustain the Stephen Keshi International Stadium, venue of the just-concluded 2018 Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba. The News Agency of …

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CAA ASABA 2018 FALLOUT: Abati article unfortunate, disgraceful-LOC Chairman

Solomon Ogba, the Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of CAA Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships, has described Reuben Abati’s description of the Championship organization as a disgrace as unfortunate and disgraceful. “Dr. Abati, a respected journalist, has a right to his opinions but to describe the organization of CAA Asaba 2018 as a disgrace shows he is …

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Relay gold thrills Okagbare, defends organizational hiccups

Asaba 2018 poster athlete Blessing Okagbare has expressed optimum confidence in the ability of all athletes to achieve their dreams in sports and was thrilled winning gold medal for Nigeria on home soil. The athlete who ran the second leg in the 4x100m relay gold victory also defended the criticisms that trailed the organization of Asaba 2018 championships. ‘We had …

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Amusan, Enekwechi, Udo, Ogunrinde Scoop Medals

.As Ogunleye comes Sixth in 100m Final It was mixed fortune for Team Nigeria on Day 2 of the 21st edition of the (CAA) African Senior Athletics Championships going on in Asaba, the Delta State capital. After series of heats in the morning session, Oluwatobiloba Amusan won Team Nigeria`s first gold in the championships when she dashed to victory in the …

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