2023 All Africa Games Opening/Closing Ceremony Dates Confirmed
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By Our Correspondent
Organisers of “Africa Olympics” the All Africa Games have confirmed that the Opening and Closing Dates of the 13 edition of the Games
According the release made available by the organisers, the All Africa Games 2023 Opening Ceremony will hold on August 4 and the Closing Ceremony on 19.
Accra, Ghana’s capital, is the host city. The West Africa nation is hosting the quadrennial continental sporting events for the first time in their history
The Games Village is being constructed in Legon, where athletics and rugby facilities are also due to be used.
Reports from local media in Ghana indicate that a new sports complex in the Borteyman area is due to play a central role in staging events, with a swimming centre being built as well as tennis courts and a venue for hosting indoor sports.
Organisers had already approved a 23-sport programme for the African Games next year, with teqball the sole demonstration sport.
Arm wrestling, rugby union and cricket are due to make African Games debuts at Accra 2023
Organising Committee executive chairman Kwaku Ofosu-Asare has called for “the buy-in of everybody” in Ghana one year out from the African Games.
“The whole nation must understand that this is the first time that we are hosting the Games,” Ofosu-Asare said.
“And, there are certain things that we cannot compromise on especially in terms of quality and standards.
“Team Ghana, for instance, we cannot host the Games and not win medals.
“We cannot host the Games and be apathetic towards the training and conditioning of our teams.
“We cannot host the Games without having officials, especially Ghanaian officials.
“Everything now boils down to restrategising.”