ASABA 2018 | REFRESHMENT FOR THE CHAMPIONS
The 21st Edition of the African Senior Athletic Championship held in Asaba was one of the biggest athletics event held since inception. Held in Asaba Delta state, in Nigeria at the Steven Keshi Stadium in honor of the Nigerian Football legend Steven Keshi, the championship hosted 52 countries which competed in over 48 games for 5 days. Rite Foods Limited is the official beverage sponsor for the 21st Edition of the African Senior Athletic Championship held in Asaba city.
With Star athletes like Blessing Okagbare, Seye Ogunlewe, Caster Semenya, Oluwatobiloba Amusan, many trooped into the stadium in groups just to experience African athletes, new and well known compete in athletics.
As is expected after high intense exertion in sports, Water is essential to quench thirst. Bigi water was essential in managing the thirst of both athletes and an army of over 22 thousand raving spectators for 5 days. Foreign athletes enjoyed all the variants of Bigi Drinks and sought out the Fearless Energy drinks, especially the Red Berry. Bigi and Rite sausages become the staple snack for thousands in attendance, children and adults alike.
Generally, the city of Asaba was pleased for having hosted an event of this magnitude. People moved in and around the stadium as there were many fun things asides the championship taking place at different locations in the stadium. The Mmanwu dancers danced their hearts’ content before greeting the African athletes and tourists on site. The
Delta State Tourism Board also had a station to introduce the state’s history, fine arts, culture and delicious cuisines to tourists in attendance.
Team Kenya have emerged overall winner of the 2018 African Senior Athletics Championship in Asaba, winning 11 Gold, 6 Silver and 2 Bronze followed by South Africa with 9 Gold, 13 Silver and 8 Bronze while Nigeria came in 3rd winning, 9 Gold, 5 Silver and 5 bronze medals.
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