Team Ghana’s contingent for first edition of the Special Olympics Pan African Games is expected to fly out to Egypt on Wednesday, 22nd January 2020 ahead of the opening ceremony of the inaugural event in Cairo.
Under the auspices of Special Olympics Ghana (SoG), the West African side would be represented by 16 athletes challenging for laurels in athletics which would see the Ghanaian displaying their prowess in 100m, 200m, 4×100 relay, 400m and long Jump.
Other events to be competed by Ghana during the 9-day festival include 5 aside football, basketball, and bocce when the competition gets underway
The festival is expected to attract huge personalities including H.E Abdel Fattah El Sisi, the Egyptian president
With the rich medal winning record in their previous competitions, Ghana’s presence in the multi-purpose games meant for children with intellectual disability has sent shivering waves among other competing countries.
Story by Michael Okuley.