2nd batch of athletes to leave August 16

The second batch of athletes representing Ghana at the 12th edition of the African Games scheduled for Rabat, Morocco from August 19 to September 1, are billed to leave Ghana today.

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), which have been tasked to oversee all international events and chaired by Professor Peter Twumasi, everything regarding flight arrangements from Ghana to Morocco, bussing 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 U-20 football team, beach volley and judo, have left already as the second batch leave today.

“The third batch comprising of weightlifting, taekwondo and swimming would depart on August 18, with the last batch making up of tennis players leaving Ghana on August 21, 2019”.

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

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