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Ghana to bid for 2019 All Africa Games

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AthletesGhana will bid for the hosting rights of the 2019 edition of the All African Games (AAG).

Mustapha Ahmed, Minister of Youth and Sports has said that Ghana will put in a bid for the 12th edition of the continent’s biggest sporting gathering.

He said ‘‘Since 1965 Ghana has never hosted the AAG.  Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to meet the Congo Brazzaville’s Minister for Sports at the United Nations general assembly.

“We took time off to discuss their invitation for the Black Stars to play their national team to commemorate the opening of their new 60,000 sports stadium that they are building purposely for the AAG.

‘‘I accepted the invitation in principle but said that I will need to have confirmation from the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and theI have received all those confirmation.

“So we accept to send them a response accepting the invitation and also proposed for Ghanaian renowned musicians be given space to perform at the opening ceremony’’.

He assured Ghanaians that, preparations are far advanced to ensure the various federations are well resourced for the Games scheduled for September 4-19.

Ghana will be participating in about 16 disciplines.

Source: GNA

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