Chairman of the Local Organising Committee for the Asaba 2018 Africa Senior Athletics Championships Solomon Ogba has named the Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick as the head of the Special Duties Sub-Committee for the event.
Ogba, in a statement by the head of the Media and Publicity Sub-Committee Olukayode Thomas, said the Delta State Government was determined to host a standard competition.
“Amaju’s experience in sports management, which spans many decades, at both local and international level, will obviously add a lot of value to the successful hosting of the championship,” he said.
Pinnick commended Ogba and other members of the LOC for the opportunity to contribute his quota to the hosting of the continental event.
The former Chairman of Delta State Sports Commission, when the state hosted the inaugural edition of the Africa Junior Athletics Championship in Warri, promised to bring his experience as member of CAF and FIFA World Cup Organising Committees to ensure the success of the Asaba 2018 Africa Championship.
The Asaba 2018 championship will be held at Asaba Stadium from August 1 to 5.