The President of Confederation of African Athletics (CAA), Hamad Kalkaba, has promised that the IAAF/CAA Athletics High Performance Center, located at the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State will become one of the best in the world soon.
Said Kalkaba, “We all supported Ogba’s idea and today it is now a reality’’.
He promised that CAA will give the center all the support it need, including financial support, that will ensure they become one of the best in the world.
Earlier, director of the center, Prof. Ken Anugweje, said the center is very important to the University of Port Harcourt as it will aid them to maintain their position as the number one sports university in Nigeria and West Africa.
Anugweje appealed to Kalkaba and CAA to assist the center in getting coaches from Cuba and Eastern European countries to support the Nigerian coaches at the center.
AFN President, Solomon Ogba, in his remarks, thanked the University for being a good host and contributing in so many ways to the development of the center, especially in the area of manpower.