The President of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) Region II, Engr Ibrahim Shehu Gusau, has congratulated the best-ranked athletes, coaches and technical officials in the year 2022, as released by the continental body.
Gusau in a statement issued Tuesday said the commitment and resilience of those selected by CAA typify the “African Spirit” of always striving to be the best.
“I congratulate those who made the CAA’s list as the best in Africa. The commitment and resilience of those of you selected typify the African spirit of always striving to be the best. As you all are aware, what makes a champion is the consistency and the quest to always pull the rabbit out of the hat so look beyond 2022,” the statement reads.
The list released on Monday by the athletics continental body saw Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan who emerged as the best in the female category closely followed by Faith Kipyegon of Kenya while the trio of Letesenbeth Gidey, Goytom Gbreslase and Gudaf Tsegay of Ethiopia occupied the third, fourth and fifth place respectively.
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In the male category, Morocco’s Soufiame El Bakkali emerged as the Best Male athlete while Kenya’s duo of Ellud Kipchoge and Emmanuel Kortr occupied the second and third place respectively.Ugandan’s 1000m runner, Joshua Cheptegei was placed fourth and Tamarit Tola of Ethiopia occupied the fifth spot.
Botswana’s Kebonemodisa Dose Mosimanyane emerged as the best coach in Africa as Kenya’s duo of Patrick Kiprop Sang and Paul.N. Ereng took the second and third spots as the best coaches respectively.