Six African countries have signified interest to partake in this year’s edition of the annual AFN/Mobil/Cross River Track and Field Championships which comes up from the June 23rd to 25th in Calaber, Cross River State.
Confirming this at the weekend, Technical/Performance Director of the AFN, Sunday Bada said Ethiopia, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal and Cameroon have all signal their interest to participate in the competition.
Bada said the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), has sanctioned the competition as a scoring event to qualify for the World Championship coming up in Deagu, Korea in August this year.
He added that the countries will use the competition to qualify their 4x100 and 4x400 meter relay teams.
“I can confirm that six Africa countries will be taking part in this year’s edition of the AFN/Mobil/Cross River Track and Field Championships coming up on the 23-25th of this month in Calaber.
“Though Ethiopia and Botswana has sent all their team list and confirmation but we are still awaiting confirmation from Ghana, Kenya, Senegal and Cameroon as they have sent in their team list.
He concluded that: “I can assure you that all six countries will be present because the IAAF has sanctioned the competition as a qualifying one for the 4x100 and 4x400 event and these countries will be coming to qualify their teams.”