The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif, has revealed that the African Union (AU) has declared Accra as the African City for Sports.

This pronouncement comes after the successful organization and hosting of the 13th African Games (ACCRA2023), which took place across several sporting venues in Accra and Cape Coast.

Hon. Ussif said, in an exclusive interview on GHONE TV’s sports program, The Game, that the Sports Ministry has begun receiving numerous requests from various African Federations concerning various championships that it wants to organize in Ghana.

The Minister attributes this great achievement to the hardworking members of the LOC and other key players at the Sports Ministry that ensured the successful hosting of the games.

“Various African sports confederations have started sending request to us to host their various championship that they want to organize.
The AU itself has now declared Accra as the African city for Sports until Egypt takes over in 2027 with the African Games.

Mustapha Ussif further expressed his excitement over the successful hosting of the multi sports African Games by Ghana for the first time in the history of the games, particularly during his tenure as head of the Sports Ministry.

“I’m so excited, and I feel proud that l’ve also contributed during my time as a Sports Minister. Hosting the games successfully, getting all these five thousand athletes here to compete and departing the shores of Ghana without any problem.

This is unique, and I’m so happy that I was able to achieve this. Additionally, Team Ghana participated successfully in the best ever African games is also something that I’m so proud of.”

Source: Ghana/ Kobby Quarshie