Ghana sports has been granted the opportunity to participate in the first ever African Beach Games slated for the Island of Cape Verde, fixed for 14th -23rd June, this year.
SAL 2019 is the first ever game of its kind anywhere in the world and Africa is the proud host continent with several countries expected to participate in the two weeks tournament based solely on sand.
Ghana would present a final list of athletes along with the confirmed disciplines to the organizers in the coming days.
The host city, SAL, has been selected because Cape Verde intends to launch its international tourism campaign using sports as an attraction.
Beach Soccer would be the headline of a total of 11 disciplines to be staged at the tournament.
The other disciplines include; beach volley, beach handball, open water swimming, coastal rowing, karate kata, freestyle football, kiteboarding and new sports such as beach tennis, beach basketball and beach athletics.
The event, which is under the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) supervision, would see Ghana present 85 athletes cutting across the 11 selected disciplines for the tournament.
Sal is one of the 10 islands of the Cape Verde archipelago situated 460km due west of Senegal, is an island of year-round sun,blue azure sea and vast white sand beaches.
It is these features that made the island the perfect choice location for the 1st African Beach Games.