In Summary
  • Tuwei will battle for one the four positions at stake in the Vice President's docket with nine contestants, including Ibrahim Shehu-Gusau from Nigeria, in the running during the IAAF Congress on September 25, two days before the start of the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha.

It’s only fair that Africa stands with Athletics Kenya (AK) President Jackson Tuwei in his bid to join the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) leadership.

Tuwei will battle for one the four positions at stake in the Vice President's docket with nine contestants, including Ibrahim Shehu-Gusau from Nigeria, in the running during the IAAF Congress on September 25, two days before the start of the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha.

Others seeking to defend their positions are Sergey Bubka from Ukraine, who is also the Senior Vice President, and Alberto Juantorena from Cuba.

Cameroonian Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, who is also the Confederation of Africa Athletics (CAA) President, won’t seek re-election as one of the Vice Presidents.

Other contestants are Ahmad Al Kamali from the United Arab Emirates, Nawaf Bin Mohammed Al Saud from the Kingdom of South Arabia and India’s Adille Sumariwalla.

Three women — Dutch national Sylvia Barlag, Abby Hoffman from Canada and Chinese Ximena Restrepo — will also be in contention.

Kenya is a powerhouse in athletics and deserves to sit on the “table of men” at the highest level.

MANAGEMENT ACUMEN

The country needs to be present when important decisions are made in athletics.

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