Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: CAA Approves Warri Stadium for African Athletics

The Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) yesterday described the Warri Stadium as a first class sporting facility good enough to host of the 1st Africa Youth Championships slated for next year.

The six-man delegation from the CAA which inspected the Warri Stadium yesterday expressed their satisfaction with what the Delta State Government was offering to host African youths in the city.

Secretary General of CAA, Lamine Faty, who led the team that included; CAA's Technical Director, Mohamed Aziz DAOUDA of Morocco, Vivian GUNGARAM (Mauritius), Théophile MONTCHO (Benin) and Mrs Fatou SISSOKO (Senegal), said that they were certain that the first edition would hold without any hitches.

Before going to pay a courtesy visit to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan yesterday, the CAA delegation also inspected four designated hotels to be used during the competition proper in April next year.

"They also checked medical facilities in Shell and Chevron that the state government have also slated to use next year. They were satisfied with what they saw," observed a top AFN official last night.

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