Kenya Sweep Aside South Africa, Nigeria To Win Asaba 2018

Kenya on Sunday 5th of August won the 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba, Delta State, with 11 gold, six silver and two bronze.

Kenyan men won seven gold and two silver while their women won four gold, four silver and two bronze. South African men won six gold, 10 silver and four bronze while their women won three gold, three silver and four bronze. Nigerian men won a gold, three silver and three bronze while the women won eight gold, two silver and tw,

Kenya’s Elijah Manangoi said, “We didn’t set out to win the championships but I believe the fact that we faced some tough challenges before the competition started motivated us to give our best in all the events we participated in.

“The atmosphere in Asaba was good for competition and the fans came out to cheer everyone on irrespective of the performances of the Nigerian athletes. That for me is a positive one for the competition.”