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« ASABA 2018 », host of the 21st Africa senior championships


The 21st edition of the Africa senior championships will take place from 1st to 5th August 2018 in Asaba, Nigeria.

The CAA council meeting and the African Athletics Gala will take place on Tuesday 31 July.

The Local organizing committee(LOC) of the championships is committed to organize an event which will not only be the best of the continent, but which will also rivalize with the IAAF World championships in terms of organization and management.

The championships’ mascot is called « Ugo », meaning the eagles

These championships will serve as selection for African Athletes who will particpate in the IAAF continental Cup scheduled in Ostrava, tcheque Republic on 8 and 9 september 2018.

The IAAF intercontinental gathers four teams (men and women) representing America, Africa, Asia-Oceania and Europe. The IAAF has appointed the former double world champion of 400m Hurdles, Morocco’s Nezha Bidouane as the Africa’s ambassador at the intercontinental cup.