On Jun 4, 2022

Addis Ababa, June 4, 2022 (FBC) – Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, the Cameroonian president of the Confederation of African Athletics, said the 23rd African Championships would be held in his home nation.

“Our council decided to grant to Cameroon the African Championships for 2022 when we had our council in Qatar in 2019,” Malboum, 71, said.

“Unfortunately because the agenda was full with the Africa Cup of Nations – and costly – we postponed that event and granted the rights to Mauritius to host the event. But now Cameroon is ready to host the Championships in 2024.”

“On Thursday we spoke about this with the Cameroonian minister of sports, and we will bring back to Cameroon the flag of the event. This is very important for Cameroonians to know that we are going to host the Championships.”

Cameroon last hosted the African Athletics Championships in 1996, with the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in the capital Yaounde the venue. BBC Africa

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