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The 13th African Games 2023 in Accra

2024-03-01 08:35 AM

The 13th African Games 2023, the largest and highest-level multi-sport event in Africa, will open in Accra on March 8 this year, and the organizing committee said that 49 African countries and regions have confirmed their participation.

The African Games, also known as the All-Africa Games, is the largest multi-sport games in Africa, which is held every four years with the competing nations coming from the African continent. It is organized by Association des Comités Nationaux Olympiques d’Afrique.

The Games will be held in Accra, the nation’s capital. The 13th edition of the African Games will witness ten to fifteen days of exciting contests of brain and brawn by 5000 elite athletes and coaches from fifty-five African countries in twenty-nine selected sports codes. The 13th edition of the African Games will be used as an official qualifier for the XXXIII Olympic Games Paris 2024. This will be the first time that Ghana will be hosting the tournament. According to Ghana’s Sports Ministry, hosting the event will be a unique opportunity to rewrite the scripts of the country’s sports for the next century.

Ghana on February 20th unveiled the torch for the 13th African Games and announced a torch relay across five African countries to drive support for the Games. The Local Organizing Committee for the Games displayed the torch to the public, saying the relay would start from Accra, the country’s capital. The torch will stop in Egypt and continue to Kenya, Cameroon, Nigeria, and South Africa. It would then return to Ghana and go through some regional capitals before the opening of the Games.

The torch, made by  Sportscp China Equipment Co, Ltd, arrived in Ghana on the evening of February 7 local time and was presented to Ghana’s Ministry of Youth and Sports by the Confucius Institute at the University of Ghana, who helped facilitate the procedure.

Meanwhile, as the equipment supplier and service provider, SCP Sports will provide high-quality products and the best service to them.

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