The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the 13th African Games to be hosted by Ghana on Thursday unveiled three major features for the multi-sport event.
At a beautiful ceremony in Accra Logo, Mascot, and the official website were all unveiled.
The logo is called Akweley – a female Ga name for a twin, the mascot, an eagle, is referred to as Akorkor – another female Ga name for a twin, with the website named – Tawiah, the name of the child that comes after twins.
Youth and Sports Minister Mr Mustapha Ussif, who unveiled the three features, commended the LOC for their hard work, commitment, and dedication towards the organization and hosting of the event.
He applauded the LOC for coming up with the logo and mascot, saying that it would begin the publicity and awareness creation for the Games.
He explained the eagle mascot represented a mentality of strength and braveness, while the Logo represented a symbol of African unity through sports and the website Accra 2023 (www.accra2023ag.com) as a place for people to visit to gain more information on the African Games.
Fifty-Four (54) countries are expected to compete in the games, bringing with them more than seven thousand athletes and officials.
It would be staged at two venues; the Legon Sports Stadium and the Borteyman Sports Complex in August 2023.