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Championship to hold at Teslim Balogun Stadium
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Championship to hold at Teslim Balogun Stadium 

Nigeria is set to become the first country ever to host two consecutive editions of the African Senior Athletics Championship. This follows the confirmation of Lagos as host of the 22nd edition of the biennial continental Athletics meet.

Championship to hold at Teslim Balogun Stadium.
Championship to hold at the Teslim Balogun Stadium

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The championship is billed to hold between June 23 and 27, 2021 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere. Asaba, Delta State hosted the last edition of the championship and while Algiers was originally meant to follow, the Northern African country has given up its right for Lagos.
In a statement issued in Cairo, Egypt.

“The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and the Confederation of African Athletics, are fully committed and working in synergy towards the delivery of a world-class Championships.

Following the meeting between the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development of Nigeria, Sunday Dare and the President of the Confederation of African Athletics, Kalkaba Malboum, in Cairo on 24 May, 2021, issues relating to the hosting of the 21st African Athletics Championships in Nigeria, were fully deliberated upon and modalities for a successful hosting of the Championships were carefully mapped out.

“Nigeria is poised to host the Championships in the megacity of Lagos from 23 June to 27 June, 2021, at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, with auxiliary support to be provided at the National Stadium, Surulere and the Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, both in Lagos.

“The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and the Confederation of African Athletics, are fully committed and working in synergy towards the delivery of a world-class Championships.

“In the coming days, more comprehensive details regarding the successful hosting of the Championships in Lagos, Nigeria, will be made public,” read the statement.

This will be the third time Nigeria will be hosting the Championship after Lagos (1989) and Asaba (2018) hosted the sixth and the 21st editions respectively.

Nigeria has now tied with Egypt as the two African countries to host the championships three times since the inaugural edition in 1979 in Dakar, Senegal.

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