The 8th Jeux de la Francophonie will commence tomorrow evening in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire where defending 110m hurdles champion Sekou Kaba is expected to lead the Canadian delegation into the stadium, carrying the maple leaf.
Kaba is one of five members of the Ottawa Lions contingent in Abidjan. Also competing are fellow hurdlers Ashlea Maddex, Devyani Biswal and Tania Bambi (Team Quebec). Biswal’s twin sister Divya will compete in the both the long and triple jump. The contingent is rounded out by coach James Holder.
Kaba will follow in the footsteps of Sultana Frizell who was the flag bearer for Team Canada at the closing ceremonies of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.