Thirty-two years after hosting the sixth version of the African Senior Athletics Championships, Lagos has been confirmed as the host of the 22nd edition charged to hold between June 23and 27, 2021 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere.
In a statement issued in Cairo, Egypt yesterday, Kalkaba Malboum, President of the Confederation of African Athletics and Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development of Nigeria, the Centre of Excellence was affirmed to host the crème de la crème of African athletics in an event which will serve as the last qualifying event for African athletes for its Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
“After the meeting between the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development of Nigeria, Sunday Dare along with the President of the Confederation of African Athletics, Kalkaba Malboum, at Cairo on 24 May 2021, problems concerning the hosting of the 21st African Athletics Championships in Nigeria, were completely deliberated upon and modalities for a successful hosting of this bible were carefully mapped out.
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“Nigeria is poised to host the Championships in the megacity of Lagos from 23 June to 27 June 2021, in the Teslim Balogun Stadium, together with auxiliary support to be provided at the National Stadium, Surulere and the Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, both at Lagos.
“The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and the Confederation of African Athletics, are fully dedicated and working in synergy to the delivery of a world-class Championships.
This is going to be the next time Nigeria will be hosting the Championship after Lagos (1989) and Asaba (2018) hosted the first time and the 21st variations respectively.
Nigeria has now tied with Egypt as the two African countries to host the championships three times because the inaugural edition in 1979 at Dakar, Senegal