Ghana on track to host best African Games – Mustapha Ussif

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Minister of Youth and Sports Mustapha Ussif

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Mustapha Ussif, has said Ghana is on track to host the best-ever African Games in August 2023.

The Member of Parliament for the Yagaba-Kubori Constituency in the North East Region, said the government has everything well planned and ready.

Construction works are ongoing at the Olympics Stadium at Borteiman alongside the Legon Stadium, which will be used to stage the games.

The 13th African Games – dubbed Accra 2023, is expected to bring together 54 countries, 25 sporting disciplines, and 16,000 sportsmen and women.

On Thursday, 16 December 2021, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the African Games launched the official logo, mascot and website of the continental games at the Accra International Conference Centre.

The logo has the map of Ghana and Africa, decorated in the red, gold, green colours of Ghana, as well as a sprinting athlete.

The flame-wielding eagle mascot is draped in a red, gold, green vest.

“I’m super excited that we have launched the logo, mascot and the website”.

“That’s a testimony that we are on track and we’re focused on delivering the best African games”, he said.

“Concerning funds and logistics, Mr Ussif said the president has made sure that everything has been put in place “to get the facilities ready by August 2023”.

The LOC further revealed its intentions to embark on a regional tour so that every Ghanaian can have a feel of the games.

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