COVID-19 concerns force postponement of Africa Cross Country Championships

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Agnes Jebet leads a pack in the senior women's 10km race during the National cross country championships at Ngong race course. Image: ERICK BARASA/The Star

The 6th edition of the Africa Cross Country Championships that had been scheduled for March 6th and 7th in Lomé, Togo, has been postponed to a later date.

Agnes Jebet leads a pack in the senior women’s 10km race during the National cross country championships at Ngong race course.
Image: ERICK BARASA/The Star

In a statement on Wednesday, the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) said, “The announcement was made following a request by the Togolese authorities who raised sanitary measures to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Togo, which has so far registered 6,548 Coronavirus cases and 82 deaths.

The event had already been postponed in March 2020 due to presidential elections in the West African nation.

Kenya is among the countries that have been preparing a strong team for the 2021 Africa Cross Country Championships. The East African Nation recently held a tough national qualifying championship in the capital Nairobi that saw a number of new talents emerging from the muddy affair.

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