By Norman Katende
The technical committee of the continental athletics body meets Monday to discuss preparations for the Africa Cross Country Championships.
Uganda will host the event March 16 at Kololo Ceremonial ground before the country hosts the World University Cross Country Championships at Entebbe Golf Course March 23.
The meeting will also appoint members who will be travelling to Uganda later this month to inspect the venues and other logistics required to host an event of such a magnitude.
The inspection report, if positive, will boost Uganda’s chances of hosting the 2017 World Cross Country championships, which the local body is expected to bid for next month. National athletics federation secretary Beatrice Ayikoru Sunday confirmed the meeting.
She said that it will also address issues of accreditation for the athletes, officials and media, and also discuss the two seminars that will run alongside the competition. Uganda will host a continental cross country seminar for athletes and officials, and another for the media at Imperial Royale Hotel.
“It will be after this meeting that the accreditation forms will be approved and dispatched to the member associations. The Local Organising Committee is going on with their work and will meet on Saturday to review all that they have been doing ahead of the event,” said Ayikoru.
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