After previously hosting two editions of the African Championships back in 1992 and 2006, Mauritius is again gearing up to become the capital of African athletics from June 8 to 12. This year, the best African athletes will perform on the brand-new track of Côte d’Or National Sports Complex.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA), Local Organising Committee-COCAAS22 and the Mauritius Athletics Association (MAA) regarding the terms and conditions for the organisation of the 22nd African Athletics Championships was signed on the 21st of January at Côte d’Or National Sports Complex by the respective Presidents: M. H. Kalkaba Malboum,M. Giandev Moteea and M. P. Sawmynaden, in presence of the Hon Stephan Toussaint, Minister of Youth Empowerment,Sports and Recreation..
The President of the CAA, Mr Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, highlighted that the youth of Africa represented more than 65% of the population and needed to be given the suitable environment and infrastructure to express themselves. According to him, there was no doubt that the forthcoming event would be a successful one with infrastructures that strictly respect international standards.