Athletics: Kalkaba re-elected as head of the African Confederation

No change at the head of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA). Cameroonian Hamad Kalkaba Malboum was re-elected as president of the body on Tuesday, April 26, 2023. It was during the 29th CAA Congress, organized in Lusaka, Zambia.

At the head of the body since 2003, Hamad Kalkaba Malboum thus begins his sixth term. His only challenger, the Nigerian Ibrahim Shehu Gusau having withdrawn at the last minute. “I knew the election was not going to be easy because opposed to a Nigerian challenger. Finally, the African consensus allowed us to achieve this result”, confided the lucky elected official to the Cameroonian national channel, CRTV.

For the boss of athletics in Africa, this new mandate is not without challenges. Hamad Kalkaba Malboum wants to improve good governance practices within the CAA, but also the search for financial resources, the integration of e-learning in training modules, etc. The 72-year-old manager intends to make this term his last at the CAA. The idea being to “pass the baton in good conditions, in four years.


The article first appeared on Sport News Africa.

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