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African Games 2023: Gold medalists to get $3000 as Ghana announces reward package for athletes

African Games 2023: Gold medalists to get $3000 as Ghana announces reward package for athletes

Africa News, Ghana News, Sports
Ghana's Ministry of Youth and Sports has announced reward packages for athletes who win medals at the 2023 African Games in Accra. According to the ministry, winning a gold medal will attract a prize of $3000, $2000 for winning a silver medal, while bronze medals will attract a cash prize of $1000. The figures were revealed at a press briefing in Accra on Sunday evening, the eve of the start of the athletics leg of the games. Athletes will also receive Ghs 1000 per diem for each of the 14 days they will be in camp during the games. Ghana has already won 46 medals after 10 days of competition, with 9 gold, 22 silver, 15 bronze. DISCLAIMER: The Views, Comments, Opinions, Contributions and Statements made by Readers and Contributors on this platform do not necessarily rep...
13th African Games set to kick off in spectacular opening ceremony Friday

13th African Games set to kick off in spectacular opening ceremony Friday

Africa News, Ghana News, Headlines Today, Sports
Accra, Ghana - The stage is set for an unforgettable start to the 13th African Games as anticipation reaches fever pitch for a spectacular opening ceremony today, March 8, 2024.  With the University of Ghana Stadium poised to transform into a hub of cultural celebration and sporting excellence, excitement is palpable among attendees and viewers worldwide. From the precision of military displays to the rhythm and energy of top Ghanaian and foreign artists, every moment is primed to captivate and inspire. Commencing earlier this week with various competitions including table tennis, karate-do, cricket, football and badminton at the Accra International Conference Centre and other venues, the official opening ceremony, slated for 3 p.m., marks the beginning of Africa's biggest s...
African Games: Team Ghana gear up for success

African Games: Team Ghana gear up for success

Africa News, Ghana News, Sports
As Accra prepares to host the 13th African Games, excitement builds among Ghanaian athletes, eager to compete on home turf.  With the opening ceremony imminent, athletes are putting the finishing touches on their preparations for this prestigious continental event.  While the final roster of nearly 500 Ghanaian athletes is yet to be confirmed by Chef de Mission Ernest Danso, several sporting federations have already submitted their teams.  Leading the pack is the Ghana Football Association with a contingent of 40 players comprising 20 Black Satellites players and 20 Black Princess players; Ghana Athletics, with 36 athletes, followed by the Ghana Table Tennis Association, which will be represented by 10 players, eager to demonstrate their prowess on home soil. Th...
African Games 2023: Photos of University of Ghana Stadium to host competition

African Games 2023: Photos of University of Ghana Stadium to host competition

Africa News, Sports
The University of Ghana Stadium is one of the major venues that will be used during the 13th edition of the African Games. The facility was officially commissioned by Vice President Dr Mahamadu Bawumia in time ahead of the start of the Games to be staged in Ghana this month. Handed to Consar Limited, the University of Ghana Stadium has a standard football pitch, an 8-lane running track, an 8-lane, warm-up track, an athletic oval, a media centre, a VVIP Lounge, offices and an upgraded rugby pitch. The venue will host competitions such as athletics, football games and rugby. See images of the University of Ghana Stadium as taken by Myjoyonlione's photojournalist Samuel Moore. DISCLAIMER: The Views, Comments, Opinion...

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