African Games 2019: Second batch of athletes to leave on August 16


By Emmanuel Asante Attakora, GNA

Accra, Aug. 14,
The second batch of athletes representing Ghana at the 12th edition of the African Games scheduled for Rabat, Morocco from 19th August to September 1, are billed to depart Ghana on Friday, August 16.

The disciplines
making up the second batch includes; Boxing, Fencing, Cycling, Karate-Do,
Badminton, Table Tennis and Athletics.

According to
the International Games and Competitions Committee (IGCC), who have been tasked
to oversee to all international events and chaired by Professor Peter Twumasi,
everything regarding flight arrangements from Ghana to Morocco, busing of
athletes to games village, hotels and training have been sorted out already
without any hitches.

He noted that,
though team Ghana would be leaving in batches, each discipline would get there
days before their competitions start, which would afford athletes some rest
ahead of their respective games.

“The first
batch comprising of male U20 football team, Beach volley and Judo, have left
already as the second batch would leave on Friday.

“The third
batch comprising of Weightlifting, Taekwondo and Swimming would depart on 18
th August, with the last batch making up of Tennis players leaving Ghana on
st August 2019”.

In total Ghana
is presenting a total of 14 sporting disciplines of medal hopefuls.



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