Naaz look beyond African Champs

Tendai Tagara

Sikhumbuzo Moyo, Senior Sports Reporter
THE National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe (Naaz) is looking beyond the African Senior Athletics Championships that get underway in Nigeria on Wednesday hence they have sent a team of youngsters.

They want to use the champions to prepare for the 2019 African Games as well as the 2020 Olympic Games.

The 21st edition of the African Senior Athletics Competition will run from August 1-5.

The 2019 African Games were supposed to be hosted by Equatorial Guinea but the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) had to move them to Morocco after the pullout of Equatorial Guinea.

Naaz sent a team of eight athletes, who are coached by Lisimati Phakamile, who expressed satisfaction with his team’s preparations ahead of departure for…

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