Ghana Drawn In Group A In African Games

Defending Champions Black Satellites are paired together with Congo and other two countries in the men’s football category of the African Games scheduled to take place in Accra next month.

Ghana are drawn in Group A alongside Benin, The Gambia and Congo.

They are the defending champions having won the male football competition at the 2011 edition of the African Games.

Late last month, 30 players were handed an invitation by head coach Desmond Ofei for preparation towards the games.

The players reported to the Ghanaman Centre of Excellence at Prampram for training on January 21.

Meanwhile, Group B of the men’s category has Nigeria, South Sudan, Senegal, Uganda and Tunisia.

The Qualifying countries were drawn from the eight quarterfinalists at the TotalEnergies U-20 Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2023 with the host, Ghana.

Women Category
The Black Princesses just like their men are also in Group A in the women category where they face Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia.

Nigeria, Senegal, Cameroon and Morocco are housed in Group B.

Qualification was awarded to the teams that participated in the fourth qualifying round of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2022.

Sports Disciplines for African Games
22 sports disciplines will be featured in the 13th African Games out of which will be seven Olympic qualifiers, 15 non-Olympic qualifiers and five sports disciplines as demonstration.
The seven Olympic qualifiers will have sports like badminton, cycling, swimming, table tennis, tennis, triathlon and wrestling.

On the other hand, the 15 non-Olympic qualifiers have sports including armwrestling, athletics, beach volleyball, boxing, cricket, football, handball, hockey, judo, karate, rugby, volleyball, weightlifting, basketball, and taekwondo.

While the five sports disciplines for the demonstration include e-sports, mixed martial arts, speedball, sambo and teqball.

The Games will take place from 8th to 23rd March 2023; however, athletes and officials will arrive from 5th-7th March.

The opening ceremony for the Game will take place on March 8 with the closing ceremony slated for March 23, 2024.

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