Ghana’s preparedness for All Africa Games is 35% in terms of infrastructure-GOC
President of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah has disclosed Ghana’s preparation ahead of the hosting of the All African Games in 2023 in terms of infrastructure is 35%.
He disclosed this on Rain Sports on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm.
He indicated that the outbreak of the coronavirus stalled the preparations but assured Ghanaians Ghana will be prepared a year before the games.
Ghana will host the 2023 All Africa Games.
This will be the first time Ghana will host the competition and will join the likes of Congo Brazzaville, Mali, Nigeria, Algeria, Kenya, Egypt, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Mozambique as the only countries to have hosted the event.
The Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) gave Ghana the nod to host the 13th edition of the continental multi-sport event.
When asked if the country was still the host for the games, Mr. Nunoo-Mensah said Ghana is preparing but was worried the preparations on the part of our athletes is not enough because they have not participated in competitions due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
He asked Ghanaians to support the government to successfully organise the games because it is a unique opportunity.
He said after the games, Ghana will have a lot of sports infrastructure, top athletes, we will also get a lot of economic benefits i8n terms of people visiting the country.
He said the lifting of the ban will also give them the opportunity to have their sporting lives back and in January, he believes our athletes would get the opportunity to participate in international tournaments.
Speaking to Nhyiraba Kwabena Asirifi on Rainbow Sports, he said the focus of GOC is to help the federations prepare their representatives for international tournaments.
By: Rashid Obodai Provencal