BAA Switches To Plan B As Snr Champs Are Cancelled

Botswana athletes will not be running at the Africa Senior Championships this year after it was cancelled
Botswana athletes will not be running at the Africa Senior Championships this year after it was cancelled

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a negative effect on athletics championships, with the latest blow being the cancellation of the Africa Senior Championships.

The event was scheduled to be held in Lagos, Nigeria from June 23 to 28. According to a letter written by Nigeria Minister of Sport, Sunday Dare, the government had raised health concerns over the hosting of the African Championships in Lagos, because of the emerging COVID-19 infection data in the country.

“The chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) has informed me that Nigeria is not in a position to host an international championship of this magnitude, because of the health challenges that may be associated with athletes coming from many countries into Lagos.

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