13,000 participants, 2 billion global audience to grace event – Sports Minister

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Mustapha Ussif

Minister for Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif has revealed that about 13,000 people will participate in the 13th African Games to be hosted by Ghana.

The Games officially kicks off on Friday, March 8 to March 23, 2024.

Addressing the press during his turn of the Ministerial Meet the Press, Mustapha Ussif gave a breakdown of the number of participants of the Games, made up of athletes, technical officials, volunteers, and special guests.

“The 13th African Games is expected to attract over five thousand 13,000 participants from fifty-four (54) African countries, including Officials, Athletes, Diplomats, Media and Volunteers.”

The Minister gave the breakdown as follows: 5000 athletes, 3000 volunteers, 3000 technicians and 200 guests drawn from various African countries.

Ussif explained that, Ghana is expected to take care of the participants in terms of their accommodation, feeding, internal transportation, medicare and others throughout their stay in Ghana.

The Minister of Youth and Sports also revealed that over 2 billion global audience are expected to follow the Games through TV, radio and other virtual platforms across the globe.


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