African Games 2023: Ghana buzzing with pride and splendour, becomes 10th nation to host Games

With under 8 days remaining until the commencement of the much-anticipated African Games 2023, the excitement is palpable as athletes, officials, and fans eagerly await the grand celebration of sportsmanship and athleticism set to unfold in Ghana.

The African Games have a rich history of uniting nations through sport and the upcoming edition marks a significant milestone as Ghana becomes the 10th country to host this prestigious event.
Previous hosts have included powerhouse nations like Nigeria, which hosted twice in 1973 and 2003, as well as Algeria in 1978 and 2007, and Congo in 1965 and 2015, each leaving their unique mark on the legacy of the Games.

Hon Mustapha Ussif, Ghana’s Minister of Youth and Sports Development said that the Govenment of Ghana has done an incredible job in putting up facilities and investing in infrastructure for the Games. He promised that Accra will deliver one of the best ever hosting in the history of the Games.

“The African Games 2023 represent a historic opportunity for Ghana to showcase not only our passion for sports but also our commitment to fostering unity and collaboration across the continent.
“We are honored to welcome athletes from across Africa to our beautiful country and look forward to a celebration of sportsmanship and excellence that will leave a lasting legacy for generations to come.”

The list of host countries also includes Mozambique, which welcomed athletes in 2011, South Africa in 1999, Egypt in 1991, Zimbabwe in 1995, Morocco in 2019, and Kenya in 1987.
Each of these nations has played a crucial role in advancing the spirit of camaraderie and competition that defines the African Games.

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