Nairobi, Mar 25: The African Athletics Confederation (CAA) announced on Wednesday it had no choice but to postpone the continental cross country and track and field competitions. CAA president Hamad Malboum Kalkaba said the Africa cross country championships set for April 8 in Lome and the Africa athletics championships in Algiers have been postponed indefinitely citing the coronavirus pandemic.
"We will have to postpone the world Under-20 in Nairobi as well as our African championships that were planned for June in Algiers," Kalkaba said on Wednesday. The African championships were to be held in Algiers from June 24-28 and will now be staged in the summer of 2021. Besides, CAA and the Togolese government agreed to postpone the Africa cross country championships by one year. "CAA took the decision to postpone the African cross-country championships of Togo until 2021 and the council meeting until a new date to avoid any threat on these events planned in Togo and preserve the health of our athletes and members," said Kalkaba.(Xinhua)