Athletics Kenya boss elected CAA senior vice president
Athletics Kenya President Lieutenant (Rtd) Jackson Tuwei has been elected as the senior vice president of the Confederation of Africa Athletics.
Athletics Kenya chief Lieutenant (Rtd) Jackson Tuwei has been elected as the senior vice president of the Confederation of Africa Athletics.
The AK president was unopposed hence he was unanimously elected into the continental Athletics governing body on Tuesday, March 16, 2019 during the CAA Congress in Abidjan, Cote D’Ívoire. Tuwei was also elected the president of East African Athletics Region during a congress held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in January,
Cameroon national Hamad Kalkaba beat Tunisian Amara Khaled in the CAA presidency election to retained the seat with an overwhelming 44 votes against seven. Kalkaba and his newly elected executive will serve for four years. The polls were observed by Sebastian Coe, the president of International Association of Athletics Federation.
“I would say to my friend Amara that he is a reliable partner of African athletics. We know each other since 1999 in Abidjan. We finished a competition, I would like to thank him for his fair play spirit. He had a good spirit. I am today's winner but he will be the winner of tomorrow. Let’s work hand in hand,” declared Kalkaba after the election.
Former Malian sprinter Aminata Diarra was elected women’s vice president in addition to four other vice presidents. They include Bruno Konga (Central Africa Republic), Moses Bantsi (Botswana), Abdelhakim Dib from Algerian and Ibrahim Shehu of Nigeria. The seven will work with other 12 members from across the continent.