With less than Five months to the 2018 Africa Senior Athletics competition to be hosted in Asaba, the Delta State Government has approved the award of contract for the completion of the second phase of outstanding works in the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.
Making this disclosure, the state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, said that the approval was part of the decisions taken during the State Executive Council meeting held in Asaba on Tuesday.
He said that the approval is to ensure that the stadium, formerly known as Asaba Township Stadium, is ready to host the 2018 African Senior Athletics Competition scheduled to hold in August this year.
Mr. Ukah said that the hosting right of the event, given to the state by the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA), will not only harness the budding talents that abound in the state, but will further promote grassroot sports development in Delta State.
The African Senior Athletics Championship will hold from 1-5 August 2018, in Asaba.