Athletes representing Sierra Leone have arrived in Accra, Ghana for the 13 edition of the All African Games that is scheduled to take place from the 8th to 23rd of March 2024.

The Sierra Leone delegation led by Steven Kelfala, Director of Sustainable Sports at NSA, Honourable Hindolo Moiwo Gavao, Chairman of the Parliamentary Oversight Sports Committee, Joseph T. Kany – Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sports, Dr. Contor from the Anti-Doping Authority, Joseph Nyande – Secretary General of NOC-SL, Charlie Bio Jr. – Sports Ambassador, and Fayia, among others, alongside sports journalists are all set to make sure the games are covered and the team obtains success in the games.

The athletes arrived and joined their Sierra Leonean counterparts from Freetown while the officials maintained their calm in their hotel rooms in preparation for the games.

The All Africa Games (AAG) are a regional multi-sport event held every four years (one year before the Olympic Games). The competing nations to the AAG must all be from the African continent and be affiliated to the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa (SCSA). Furthermore, the athletes must meet the eligible criteria set by the International Federations to participate in the AAG.

The All Africa Games contribute to the promotion of the Olympic spirit and stand as a major rendez-vous for African athletes. These Games are a milestone in the preparation of the Olympic Games as they are an opportunity for the continent’s athletes to express their potential. The Games are organised by the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa (SCSA).

The Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA), constituted among the National Olympic Committees of Africa (NOCs), abide by the fundamental principles of the Olympic Charter, in close cooperation with the African Sports Confederations and the SCSA.

The first Games were held in 1965 in Brazzaville (Congo). Officially recognised by the IOC from this first edition, the concept of the All-Africa Games has since been perpetuated. Over various editions and despite postponements and difficulties confronted by some host countries, the All-Africa Games today has become an Olympic gathering for the entire continent.

The 13 Edition of the All African Games will be opened today, and the audience are set for its beginning.