To Ladies and Gentlemen,
- Members of the CAA Council
- Presidents of Regions
- Presidents of Federations
- Secretaries or Directors General
- Coaches, Supervisors and Officials
- Medicals and Paramedicals
- Directors of Development Centers
- Managers of the athletes
- Fans and families
- Media and sponsors
- Patrons and volunteers
- Government and territorial authorities
Ladies and gentlemen,
Dear members of our family,
As usual, I would like to present to you, once again, the New Year's greetings from the Confederation of African Athletics. This exercise, which I am carrying out with great pleasure and pride, also gives me the opportunity to speak a little to you dear members.
Indeed, a few hours ago, we nominated the best African athletes, coaches and officials for the year 2021. Certainly these people were named as an example and elected to this distinction, but our recognition extends to all players in our sport regardless of their function, rank, grade, mission, etc.
This recognition is all the greater since despite all the challenges you have gone through, you have all shown great resilience, with many sacrifices, to keep the flame of African athletics alive.
In this respect, I remain convinced that Africa will still be able to meet all the challenges and approach with serenity the major events of 2022, especially the African Cross-Country Championships, the African Senior Championships in Mauritius and the Senior World Championships, to name but a few competitions.
In this regard, we would like to sincerely thank all people who helped maintain our joy of living and especially those who, beyond all recognition, continue with determination and passion to make the CAA house a haven of peace.
Finally, I would like to wish you, your families and loved ones our best wishes for health and prosperity for a happy new year 2022.
Long live Africa!
HAMAD KALKABA MALBOUM