Africa to bid for 2025 World Athletics Championships

Africa to bid for 2025 World Athletics Championships
August 24 18:23 2017

The head of African athletics has said the continent will bid to host the 2025 World Championships, BBC reports.

Africa has never staged the biennial event, which started in 1983, despite being home to many world champions.

Hamad Kalkaba Malboum said he believed a bid is set to come from one of six African nations.

“We are talking with Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco – those countries have the facilities,” said the Cameroonian.

People said that Africa could not host the World Cup in football, but we did it very successfully.

“I have very positive sounds from some of them,” added the president of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA).