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The athletics development centers that were set up by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on the African continent were placed under the tutelage of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA), announced Lamine Faty, the CEO of the continental body, in an interview with the media.
“We have launched a new development strategy which takes into account the training and the educational dimensions under the name of African Athletics Development Centers (AADCs)," said CAA CEO.
Thus, the HPTC/Dakar (High Performance Training Center) and the RDC/Dakar (Regional Development Center) were merged into a single body and under leadership of El Hadj Amadou Dia, the former director of the RDC/Dakar, added the CEO of the governing body of continental athletics.
The functions assigned to the two structures, that is to say the training of technicians and coaching athletes will be grouped in the new entities set up and whose operation has been effective since April 1st.
The former director of HPTC/Dakar, Raphael Agopomé, has been appointed as head of the center created in Lomé (Togo).
In addition to the Dakar and Lome centers, the CAA CEO mentioned the creation of the same center in Cairo (Egypt), Nairobi (Kenya) and Port Harcourt (Nigeria).
Regarding the admission procedures for athletes, he mentioned sporting criteria submitted to an evaluation commission for the admission but also the stay of the residents in the centers.