Nigerian athletes are set to participate at the CAA Region 2 Championships billed for June 3-6 in Accra, Ghana.
The competition will present an opportunity for athletes still chasing qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympics.
The CAA Region II Athletics Championship is one of the three competitions in Africa recognised by World Athletics (WA) for athletes across the globe to pick qualification tickets to the Paris 2024 Olympics. The other two are the Athletics Sonelgaz International Meeting slated for Stade Souk, Ethnine, Bejaia, Algeria, on June 1, and the 6th Challenge Meeting holding on June 6 at the Olympic Center for Training National Team in Cairo, Egypt.
 Athletics Federation of Nigeria president, Tonobok Okowa confirmed to AFN media today, that Team Nigeria would depart for Accra on June 1 for the CAA Region II Athletics Championship.
  “Our athletes and officials will leave Lagos on June 1 for the Region 11 event,” he said.
Speaking further, Okowa, who is president of Africa Region 11 and one of the vice presidents of CAA, said: “The AFN will have to pay for their accommodation for one night in Accra before the official camp opens on June 3 for the competition.
  “I am sure some of our athletes will use the opportunity of attending this competition in Accra to either seal their tickets to Paris or put finishing touches to their preparations for our National Trials in Benin City, where we will pick athletes for the 2024 Africa Senior Athletics Championships holding in Douala, Cameroun, and the Paris Olympics,” Okowa stated.

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