The CAA delegation loops its mission in Mauritius

The President of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA), Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, carried out an official mission to Mauritius from January 16 to 19, 2022 as part of the preparations for the 22nd African Senior Championships, scheduled for June 8 to 12, 2022. He was accompanied by the CAA Director General, Lamine FATY.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          During the stay, the CAA Delegation paid a courtesy visit to the President of the Republic of Mauritius, Mr Prithvirajsing Roopun, on Monday 17 January 2022, at the State House, Réduit and to the Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Jugnauth, on Wednesday 19 January, in Port-Louis.

President Hamad Kalkaba Malboum pointed out that he informed President Roopun of the expectations of the Federation to organize a memorable competition in Mauritius. The President of the Republic assured that the government will organize a successful sporting event. The meeting with the Head of Government was also fruitful and the latter reassured the Minister of Youth, Sports and Leisure, Stephan Toussaint, that he would provide his support so that the 22nd edition of the African Athletics Championships senior of the CAA, takes place in the best conditions. "After this assurance, we return to headquarters happy with this support for African youth," added President Kalkaba.

During his three-day visit to Mauritius, Mr Hamad Kalkaba Malboum met with members of the Organizing Committee of the 22nd African Senior Athletics Championships (COCAAS22) and participated in the unveiling ceremony of the logo of these games. A working session with the local organizing committee led to the presentation of the various commissions:

(a) Technical Commission, led by Khemraz Naiko;

(b) Accreditation Commission, led by Zameer Janoo;

(c) Accommodation and Catering Commission, chaired by Fatima Chuttoo;

(d) Transport Commission, led by Fazl Hoolash.

The CAA President visited the Côte d'Or National Sports Complex, where the competitions will take place.

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, followed by the Press Conference were the last steps of the CAA delegation stay on Mauritian land.

22nd African Senior Championships : The president of the CAA met the President of the Republic of Mauritius

The president of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA), Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, paid a courtesy visit to the President of the Republic of Mauritius, Prithvirajsing Roopun, at the State House, in Réduit.

New Year's Greetings from Mr. Hamad Kalkaba MALBOUM, President of the Confederation of African Athletics

To Ladies and Gentlemen,

  • kalkaba voeux jpgMembers of the CAA Council
  • Presidents of Regions
  • Presidents of Federations
  • Secretaries or Directors General
  • Coaches, Supervisors and Officials
  • Medicals and Paramedicals
  • Directors of Development Centers
  • Managers of the athletes
  • Fans and families
  • Media and sponsors
  • Patrons and volunteers
  • Government and territorial authorities

 Ladies and gentlemen,

Dear members of our family,

As usual, I would like to present to you, once again, the New Year's greetings from the Confederation of African Athletics. This exercise, which I am carrying out with great pleasure and pride, also gives me the opportunity to speak a little to you dear members.

Indeed, a few hours ago, we nominated the best African athletes, coaches and officials for the year 2021. Certainly these people were named as an example and elected to this distinction, but our recognition extends to all players in our sport regardless of their function, rank, grade, mission, etc.

This recognition is all the greater since despite all the challenges you have gone through, you have all shown great resilience, with many sacrifices, to keep the flame of African athletics alive.

In this respect, I remain convinced that Africa will still be able to meet all the challenges and approach with serenity the major events of 2022, especially the African Cross-Country Championships, the African Senior Championships in Mauritius and the Senior World Championships, to name but a few competitions.

In this regard, we would like to sincerely thank all people who helped maintain our joy of living and especially those who, beyond all recognition, continue with determination and passion to make the CAA house a haven of peace.

Finally, I would like to wish you, your families and loved ones our best wishes for health and prosperity for a happy new year 2022.

Long live Africa!




The Confederation of African Athletics has nominated the best African athletes, coaches and officials for the 2021 season.

Tribute to late Lamine DIACK By Mr Hamad Kalkaba MALBOUM, President of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA)

This is a very difficult moment for me to try, in a few lines, to pay tribute to a huge personality who has passed away forever: Lamine DIACK.

Late Lamine DIACK was and will remain a historical figure in African athletics which he served in all the positions he held in both the Senegalese and African sports movement. Indeed, he was one of the architects of the battle of our continent for the triumph of the ideals of peace, justice and equity in the representation of continents within the International Athletics Federation.

President Lamine Diack passed away at the age of 88

Former President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), now WORLD ATHLETICS, Lamine Diack died overnight from Thursday to Friday December 3, 2021 in Dakar, at the age of 88. He was buried this Friday afternoon at the Muslim cemetery of Yoff in presence of a large crowd.

Mauritius, the venue for the 22nd African Championships

The 22nd CAA African Athletics Championships shall take place from 08 to 12 June 2022 at Côte D’Or National Sports Complex (Mauritius)

There are 45 events on the program: 22 for Men and 22 for women and one mixed event. A 10 Km Trail Race for both men and women.

Minutes of the 29th CAA (Virtual) Congress

The Confederation of African Athletics held its 29th ordinary (virtual) Congress via ZOOM on Tuesday 28th September 2021, under the chairmanship of the CAA president Mr Hamad Kalkaba MALBOUM,  Mr Sébastian COE, president of WA,  WA Directors and Congress delegates.

Athlete of the year: Three Africans in the race

Faith Kipyegon (Women), Joshua Cheptegei and Eliud Kipchoge (Men) are the only Africans selected among the 20 nominees (ten men and ten women) for the trophy of the best athlete of the year.

Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon is the continent’s only athlete for the election. She is Olympic champion in the 1500m. On the men's side, the Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei, gold medalist in the 5,000m and silver in the 10,000m at the 2020 Olympics and Kenyan marathoner Eliud Kipchoge, crowned in Tokyo, carry Africa’s hopes.