Handball has been included for this year’s event.
Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah.
Ghana’s National Sports Festival has commenced at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in the country’s Ashanti Region capital, Kumasi earlier today.

The competition formerly known as the National Unity Games is set to host over 2000 athletes in several sports disciplines over a week.

This year’s event comes takes place after a six year hiatus since the competition was last held in 2011; Ghana’s capital, Accra held the event with edifices like the Accra Sports Stadium and El-Wak Stadium hosting competitions.

Athletes will compete in 10 disciplines including volleyball, table tennis, tennis, women’s soccer, handball and amateur boxing.

Wheelchair basketball has been included in this year’s competition; however able body basketball has been omitted from the list of events.

Games have been honored with Greater Accra Region beating home side Ashanti Region 35-10 in the opening tie before Ashanti Region made amends for the opening game loss with a win over Brong-Ahafo Region.

Top performers will be selected to represent Ghana in African World Cup Qualifiers in Durban, South Africa. Next year’s World Cup will be held in Germany.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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