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African Games 2023: Official Logo, Mascot, and Website

What to expect:

  • 2023 African Games official logo unveiled
  • 2023 African Games official mascot
  • 2023 African Games official website
  • The scheduled date
  • The number of athletes and officials expected

Three significant aspects of the 13th Africa Games, which will be hosted by Ghana, have been announced by the Local Organising Committee (LOC). African Games 2023: Official Logo, Mascot, and Website unveiled yesterday in Accra.

The LOC unveiled a logo, mascot, and official website for the sport at a magnificent ceremony in Accra on Thursday titled “Kpoodziemo,” which means “outdooring” in Ga.

African Games 2023: Official Logo, Mascot, and Website
The Official Mascot

The logo was named Akweley, which is a female Ga name for a twin, while the mascot, an eagle, was named Akorkor, which is also a female Ga name for a twin, and the website was titled Tawiah, which is the name of the child who comes after twins, all in Ga.

Mr. Mustapha Ussif, Minister of Youth and Sports, who unveiled the three features, praised the LOC for their devotion, hard work, and commitment to the event’s organisation and hosting.

The minister praised the LOC for creating the logo and mascot and stated that it would begin publicising and raising awareness for the Games.

He added that the eagle mascot symbolised a mentality of strength and bravery, while the logo represented African unification through sports, and the website served as a resource for anyone interested in learning more about the African Games.

The 13th African Games is scheduled to take place in August. The Games will be held at the University of Ghana’s Sports Stadium (Legon Sports Stadium) and the Borteyman Sports Complex which is all under major renovation and construction.

All the 54 African countries are expected to participate in the upcoming 13th African Games, bringing about 7,000 athletes and officials.

By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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