Soufiane El Bakkali voted best male athlete in Africa

Soufiane El Bakkali voted best male athlete in Africa

The Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) has announced that the 3,000m steeplechase world champion, Moroccan Soufiane El Bakkali, has been named best male athlete of the year 2022 in Africa.

The Moroccan Olympic champion, Diamond League winner and best performer of the season (7:58.28), beat the Kenyans, Eliud Kipchoge, holder of the WR marathon and Emmanuel Korir, world champion in the 800m, it was reported. learned from the Confederation of African Athletics, whose headquarters are based in Dakar.

World 100m hurdles champion and WR holder, Nigerian Tobi Amusan was named best female athlete ahead of Kenya’s 1500m world champion Faith Kipyegon and Ethiopia’s 10,000m world champion Letesenbet Gidey, according to the same source.

U20 world champions Faith Cherotich of Kenya (3000m steeplechase) and Batswana Letsile Tebogo (100m) have been named the most potential athletes. Tebogo’s coach Kebonemodisa Dose Mosimanyane was named best coach of the year.

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