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Things are shaping up well for the Côte d'Ivoire who will host the U18 and U20 African Championships in April.
As a prelude to this important competition, a delegation from the African Athletics Confederation (CAA) visited Abidjan on 23 and 24 January as part of a technical inspection. This delegation led by Lamine Faty, Chief Executive Officer of CAA was composed of Aziz Daouda, the Technical Director, Gérard Vivian Gungaram the Vice President in charge of competitions.
The CAA delegates evaluated the sports facilities that will host the three major events of the Confederation at the beginning of the year. Abidjan will host the U18 and U20 African Nations Championships and the elective congress of the CAA.
The CAA team were pleased with the progress of preparations for the competition scheduled for next April.
"We are satisfied with this technical visit. 98% of the competition equipment is available and in good condition, the officials are trained and willing, the center is perfect. Côte d'Ivoire is almost ready to host CAA competitions and the Elective Congress, "said CAA Chief Executive Lamine Faty.
A proud moment for Jeannot Kouamé, president of the Ivorian Athletics Federation who confirmed the commitment of the Government to stage a successful event. i"There is no more worry, the Ministry of Sports assured us of its full participation in the practical organization of these Combined Championships of Africa.”
At the moment 20 countries of the continent have communicated their intention to participate in these African Athletics Championships which will run from 14 to 19 April 2019, at the Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny. They have until March 20, 2019 to confirm their commitment. All delegations will be housed at the National Institute of Youth and Sports (INJS). But before the event, a test will be conducted on March 30 and 31, 2019 to evaluate all the commissions in charge of the organization.
By Anicet Zio