After Morocco, it is Ghana's turn to open the African Games in 2023.

“I can promise to the African Union that Ghana is ready, willing and able to host the most successful and memorable African Games,” said Nana Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

On August 31, Ghanaian President , through his speech, reassured all stakeholders of the holding of this event scheduled in two years. He symbolised his motivation by laying the foundation stone of a huge sports complex located in University of Ghana.

The sports complex will be composed by:

  • an 8-lane swimming pool with a capacity of 1000 seats
  • a multisport hall with 1000 seats (basketball, badminton, boxing, tennis, etc.).
  • a warm-up track for athletics
  • a soccer pitch
  • a temporary 500-seat dome for handball, judo, karate and taekwondo.

 This complex includes lecture hall, student hostels and accommodation for teachers. The total cost of the equipment is estimated at more than 140 million dollars.

The ambition of the government is to provide a qualify and equipped human resources able to promote sport in Ghana. This sports complex is an opportunity for Ghana to foster high-level sport and to offer an adequate environment to develop governmental and global ambitions.

The Ghanaian Minister of Sports confirms, despite the delays recorded, that the facilities in Accra, Kumasi and Cape Coast will be ready on time to host, for the first time in the country’s history, the 2023 African Games.