Nigeria's world holder Tobi Amusan
Nigeria's world holder Tobi Amusan reacts after winning in one of her outings

Ghana To Host 2026 Confederation of African Athletics

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Hosts of the last African Games, Ghana, have been awarded the hosting rights for the 2026 African Senior Athletics Championship by the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA).

A post on its official X account, formerly Twitter, said, “Ghana Athletics wins the bid to host the 2026 African Athletics Championship in Accra. The Confederation of African Athletics has confirmed this in its council meeting in Douala, Cameroon.”

Out of 15 countries that voted during the election for the next host of the championship, Ghana obtained 12 votes, while the remaining three votes went to Botswana.

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The former Gold Coast enclave worked hard to earn the hosting right with Ghana Athletics and National Sports Authority (NSA) working together.

Ghana hosted the 13th African Games in March this year, showcasing their outstanding athletic facilities, a plus that may have contributed in their winning the hosting right.

Recall that the last Africa Games saw Egypt emerge overall winners topping the medal table with 190 medals made of 102 Gold, 47 Silver and 41 Bronze.

Nigeria clinched the second position with 125 medals, comprising 47 Gold, 35 Silver and 43 Bronze. South Africa, Algeria and Tunisia complete the top five, with hosts Ghana finishing in the 6th position with 68 medals, 19 Gold, 29 Bronze and 20 Bronze.

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s women’s 4x100m relay team, secured a dominant gold medal at the ongoing African Athletics Championships in Douala, Cameroon, on Monday.

Tobi Amusan, the current world record holder in the 100m hurdles, anchored the team to victory with a flawless final leg clocking a time of 42.76s.

The Nigerian ladies beat Team Liberia and Ghana to the title.

Justina Eyakpobeyan, Tima Godbless, Olayinka Olajide, and Amusan executed a seamless baton exchange, solidifying their position atop the podium.

This win, marks Nigeria’s third consecutive gold medal in the women’s 4x100m relay at the African Championships, extending their undefeated streak since 2018.

 

 

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Julius Okorie is Chief Sports and Entertainment Correspondent for Prime Business Africa. He began his journalism career with the Champion Newspaper and Sporting Champion and later moved on to Daily Independent and the Nation Newspapers. Okorie joined Prime Business Africa in 2024 bringing on board 20 years of experience in writing investigative news on Sports and Entertainment. His well researched and highly informative articles on Sports Business and general entertainment are followed by a wide range of audience.

Julius Okorie is Chief Sports and Entertainment Correspondent for Prime Business Africa. He began his journalism career with the Champion Newspaper and Sporting Champion and later moved on to Daily Independent and the Nation Newspapers. Okorie joined Prime Business Africa in 2024 bringing on board 20 years of experience in writing investigative news on Sports and Entertainment. His well researched and highly informative articles on Sports Business and general entertainment are followed by a wide range of audience.

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