President Akufo-Addo forecasts audience of 2.2 Billion for 13th African Games

Published on: 13 February 2024

President Akufo-Addo of Ghana anticipates an immense global audience of 2.2 billion viewers for the upcoming 13th African Games, to be held in Ghana.

Addressing the crowd at the commissioning of the Borteyman Sports Complex, he expressed confidence in the Games' widespread appeal, with events slated to run from March 8 to March 23 primarily at the Borteyman Sports Complex and the University of Ghana Stadium.

“We are expecting an estimated audience of 2.2 billion people for the African Games, both on traditional media and on social media,” President Akufo-Addo said.

Notably, the facility's versatility positions it to potentially host international games post the African Games. Moreover, the 13th edition of the African Games holds added significance as an official qualifier for the XXXIII Olympic Games Paris 2024, further amplifying the excitement surrounding the upcoming event.

Black Satellites and Black Princesses will represent Ghana in football at the African Games. The Black Princesses of Ghana are in Group A alongside Tanzania, Uganda, and Ethiopia.

The Black Satellites are in Group A with Benin, Congo, and Gambia.

The African Games will end on Saturday, March 23, 2024.