Ghana will host twenty African countries in the 7th edition of the Confederation of African Swimming Zone 2 championship in March 2020.
The 3-day event which will begin on March 5 and end on 8th has seen confirmation of participation from Nigeria, Mali, Niger, Togo, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.
Liberia, Senegal, Congo, DR Congo, Sierra Leone, Benin, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Chad and Cameroon conclude the list of countries expected in Accra.
The event will be made up of swimming and open water competition with the former expected to be held at the Olympic-standard swimming pool inside the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra.
The open water event will be held at The Aqua Safari in Ada.
President of the Ghana Swimming Federation, Theophilus Edzie is quoted by Citisports.
“We have worked hard over the years to get this far. It’s a credit to our determination and I’m particularly happy we have managed to get this international FINA approved swimming pool here which will go a long way to helping our swimmers”.
General Secretary of Ghana Swimming added,
“We hope to use this competition as a springboard to launch Ghana swimming to the Ghanaian populace and we hope to grow from here”.
The championship will also serve as a qualifying event for the 2020 Olympics to be held in Tokyo.