The president of the Confederation of African Athletics, Hamad Kalkaba Malboum on the mic of kick442.com after the CAF General Assembly held in Cairo, Egypt has tipped Morocco to act as good hosts despite the country receiving the hosting rights from Equatorial Guinea late.
Initially, several countries chased the hosting rights: Ghana, Zambia, Equatorial Guinea and Morocco but the candidacy of Equatorial Guinea, was app
roved at the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa in a meeting that was held from the 13th to the 17th of June 2017.
Equatorial Guinea found her economy experiencing a low and decided to relinquish her hosting rights. The Zambian capital of Lusaka was next on the queue but was
no longer interested. In July 2018 – Rabat, Morocco was selected to replace Equatorial Guinea as hosts.
Malboum, 69, told kick442 : “the All African Games are well underway, the Moroccans have taken their full responsibility. They are preparing. The most difficult part is the infrastructure but Morocco has all the infrastructure given that they went in to host the world cup. So, all the big cities in Morocco have the necessary infrastructure to host the All African Games. They also have the capacity to welcome all participants so I don’t doubt that the All African Games of Raba and Casa would be very good”.
Talking about the delegation of Cameroon, the CAA boss went on:”Cameroon is preparing well, we have selected 12 disciplines that we would take part in. These are disciplines that we are comfortable in making the podium with, because it is not only the participation, also, we need to win stuff. We have to think of that. It’s not just to participate without thinking of any medals. In all, I can not enter into details because am not a coach, but every federation is preparing her athletes and the state is supporting us. The Olympic committee is in charge of preparing delegations, and I am sure that all my technical teams are in check”.
Four cities in Morocco would welcome the rest of Africa (Rabat, Casablanca, El Jadida and Khemisset).this would be the 12 edition of the All African Games, and the first one Morocco would be hosting. The jamboree begins from August 19th to 31st 2019, with 53 nations participating in 26 sporting disciplines.