Confederation of African Athletics establishes training center in Nigeria

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Confederation of African Athletics, CAA, on behalf of IAAF, for the establishment of a training center at the University of Port Harcourt.

The agreement was the high point of the just concluded Marrakech 2014 African Athletics Championships.

The center, the first of its kind in Africa, is nearing completion at the University of Port Harcourt main campus.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, the President of CAA, Hamad KalKaba, said that the CAA and IAAF decided to establish the center in Port Harcourt because it will give athletes the opportunity to train and study.

“This has been our dream for so long, but I thank God that the dream is now a reality,” he said.

Mr. Kalkaba said strong countries in Africa like Nigeria and South Africa must assist smaller countries to achieve their potentials by providing assistance in all areas.


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  • Ibrahim

    if you see tweet from Gen Olukolade on the visit of the C-in-C to the military it demonstrates how well the military is doing for the success of PDP in the forthcoming elections. It shows serving General Olukolade doing better for PDP than Fayose, Kayode and Metuh combined

  • Raliah

    The pessimist in me believes that though we appear to be “winning” for now that it is nothing but a temporary one. The momentum will not be sustained the fight will fade …
    It is a struggle to identify any project in Nigeria that has been sustained and improved as the years go by and also between administrations…