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Monday 9 October 2017

Morocco Plays key Role in Promoting Athletics in Africa (CAA Chairman)

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Morocco Plays key Role in Promoting Athletics in Africa (CAA Chairman)

Morocco plays a key role in promoting athletics in Africa, said, on Sunday, chairman of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA), Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, noting that the fact of choosing the Kingdom to host the 27th Congress of the Confederation (October 9-10) is due to its efforts to develop and promote athletics on the African continent.

During a press briefing at the Mohammed VI international conference center in Skhirat (Rabat outskirts), a day before the start of this major event, to be held under the patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, CAA chairman highlighted "the role of Morocco, as an active player in the promotion and development of athletics, through the various investments of the Royal Moroccan Athletics Federation (FRMA) in order to improve infrastructure and the Kingdom's determination to strengthen "promising" South-South cooperation in Africa.

Kalkaba Malboum also paid tribute to Morocco for its commitment to the fight against cheating and doping, noting that this subject will be widely discussed during this congress.

For his part, president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), Sebastian Coe, expressed his gratitude to Morocco and the FRMA for their unconditional commitment to promoting athletics in Africa.

"The African continent is at the forefront of IAAF’s agenda," he said, highlighting the fact that "Mama Africa" has always been "very capable and qualified" for the organization of major events in athletics.

MAP 09 October 2017