Hamad Kalkaba Malboum (pictured) is re-elected for the sixth term as head of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA). The re-election ceremony took place yesterday at the opening of the CAA Congress in Lusaka, Zambia.
"I’m honored that Africa unanimously still carries me as the head of the CAA for a term of four years (...) My victory is, above all, also that of Cameroonian sports," the 72-year-old man said.
For many observers, the re-election of Hamad Kalkaba Malboum is a recognition of his efforts to develop athletics on the continent. The re-elected president promises to work harder to bring African athletics to a whole next level. "I have the challenge to do more than in the past, but at the same time, I am aware that what I have to do during the next four years must certainly mark the history of my time at the head of the Confederation of African Athletics," he said.