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CAA wants Nigeria to bid for 2025 World Athletics Championships

By Monica Iheakam

The Confederation of African Athletics (CAA), is considering Nigeria as one of the likely countries to host the 2025 World Athletics, Championships
The head of African athletics Hamad Kalkaba Malboum , disclosed that six countries from the continent, will bid to host the Championships.
According to Malboum, Africa had never staged the biennial event, which started in 1983, despite being home to many world champions.
“We are talking with Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco – those countries have the facilities,” said the Cameroonian.
“I have very positive sounds from some of them,” added the president of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA).
Morocco is the only African country to have staged a leg of the Diamond League, the annual athletics series which runs from May to September around the world.
The Moroccan city Casablanca was also the last in Africa to try to stage the World Championships, having bid unsuccessfully for the 2011 event.

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