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Ghana to participate in 2019 beach games

Ghana will participate in the first ever African Beach Games slated for the Island of Cape Verde, from June 14-23, 2019.

It is the first of its kind in the world and Africa is proud to host the several countries expected to participate in the two-week tournament solely on sand.

Ghana would present a final list of athletes along with the confirmed disciplines to the organisers in the coming days.

The host city, Sal, has been selected because Cape Verde intends to launch its international tourism campaign using sports as an attraction.

Beach soccer would headline a total of 11 disciplines to be staged at the tournament.

The other disciplines include; beach volley, beach handball, open water swimming, coastal rowing, karate kata, freestyle football, kite boarding and new sports such as beach tennis, beach basketball and beach athletics.

The event, which is under the Ghana Olympic Committee’s (GOC) supervision, would see Ghana present 85 athletes cutting across the 11 selected disciplines for the tournament.

Sal is one of the 10 Islands of the Cape Verde archipelago situated 460km west of Senegal.

It is an island of year-round sun, blue azure sea and vast white sand beaches.

It is these features that made the island the perfect choice location for the maiden African Beach Games. –GNA

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